A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), the Nigerian Technology Impact Group (NITIG), has called on the Federal Government (FG) to immortalise late Founder and Group Managing Director of Omatek Venture Plc, Mrs. Florence Omatule Seriki, reports ITRealms.
NITIG in a press statement made available to ITRealms by its chairman and director of communications, Messrs Abimbola Tooki and Olubayo Abiodun, said they received with a rude shock the death of Engineer (Mrs) Florence Seriki, who is the chief executive officer (CEO) Omatek Venture Plc, who passed on at age 53 on Friday, March 3 at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) after a protracted battle with cancer.
Also, NITIG though saddened by the untimely demise of this amazing amazon who bestrode the technology plane in Nigeria, said they are however, celebrating the indelible legacies of this unique technoprenuer who brighten the hope of women in the male dominated industry with her brazen forays into the terrain laced with risky bumps for investors.
Based on her exploits in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry, NITIG called on relevant federal and state government authorities to present posthumous award to Engineer (Mrs) Florence Omatule Seriki in the nation’s hall of fame to immortalise her ground breaking contributions in the fields of innovations, entrepreneurship, research and development, commerce, knowledge development and brand management.
NITIG further said, it will continue to celebrate this woman of distinction and would be unrelenting in ensuring a befitting honour for this ICTs local content legend, who was passionate about ‘Buy made in Nigeria.’
The group further said it is consoled that with her sterling qualities exemplified in the combination of brawn, brain and beauty, Florence devoted her energies to laying the building blocks for what is today reckoned as the foundation for the made in Nigeria Personal Computers (PCs) and hand held ICT devices that her company pioneered in Nigeria.
“The pedigree of her unparalleled and high octane successes in the technology terrain was hinged on her brilliant performances in academic sojourn from the cradle till she graduated as a Chemical Engineer in 1993 at the old University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University),” the group said. NITIG also said it’s comforted that Florence’s beautiful heart which influenced her nuances endeared her to the ICT community and other stakeholders in the Nigerian project.
“This acknowledgment will not be too much for a woman, mother, innovator, entrepreneur and thinker who harvested over 150 awards in the 30 years journey of building Omatek as a viable brand in the ICT ecosphere,” NITIG asserted.
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