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Nigeria Loses an ICT Icon: Mrs. Florence Seriki, Omatek's Founder — 'Mama Computer'— is Dead.

For those who don’t know Omatek Computers, they are the first factory to locally assemble Computer cases, Speakers, Keyboards and Mouse, other than Computer systems and Notebooks in the whole of Africa.

The founder, Mrs. Florence Seriki reportedly passed on at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) after battling with cancer.

Mrs. Florence studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Ife, Ile-Ife and started computer trading as a vendor over 22 years ago, before she finally built a local computer assembling plant in Lagos which she named Omatek Computers Limited. To raise money for the computer assembling business, Seriki listed her company on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) in 2008 —she was also the only technology company listed on NSE as at that time.
According to one of the sympathizers: “Florence shouldered a rare and inspiring womanhood stepping up to motivate and lift the spirits of many a teenager and adult fan of her Omatek computer and computer accessories. “In death, she looms even larger in stature and immensity to the human cause, which makes her unforgettable to her friends, business associates, and family.


6 comments on “Nigeria Loses an ICT Icon: Mrs. Florence Seriki, Omatek's Founder — 'Mama Computer'— is Dead.

  1. Darmie Payne says:

    😢 really first laptop in 2008 was Omatek..RIP ma

  2. May her soul rest in peace.

  3. pWilliams says:

    😥may her gentle soul rest in peace

  4. KingAbsolute says:

    Rest in Peace Ma’am. Your legacy lives on.

  5. Kaybang says:

    This sucks

  6. Iszybee says:

    My first laptop was Omatek courtesy of my Dad
    Tot twaz owned by a white man company, never knew twaz owned by a woman!
    RIP MA

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