Monday, October 20, 2008

Sosan commends Omatek on computer for public servants scheme

Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Mrs. Sarah Adebisi Sosan, has commended Omatek Ventures Plc, for the launching of Computer for All Public Servants in the centre of excellence.

Speaking as a special guest of honour at the launch held in Alausa-Ikeja, Mrs. Sosan, who also is the State’s Commissioner for Education, said the company deserved to be commended so as to encourage it to do more for the citizens of the state, especially in ensuring that they are technology compliant.

She also said that with the support of the likes of Omatek, Lagos State would remain on top of most Information and Communications Technology (ICT)-driven state among equals.

“With the support of Omatek, Lagos would remain top among other states in the country,” he said.

Mrs. Sosan further said that the gesture of Omatek would facilitate unprecedented Information Technology (IT) penetration in the state, thereby touching the grassroots.

She urged civil servants in the state to eschew corruption and enlighten their colleagues about the Computer for All Public Servants being propelled by Omatek.
“Kindly enlighten others on what Omatek is doing with this launch and in the state,” she said.

Commenting on the initiative, the group chief executive officer, Omatek Plc, Mrs. Florence Seriki said that beneficiaries would have the option of paying for their choice of Personal Computers (PC) in Omatek stables between 12 and 24 months from the date of initial payment.

She also said that her firm is partnering with First Bank of Nigeria Plc, AfriBank Plc, and Skye Bank Plc, encouraging any interested public, especially civil servants in Lagos State to take up this advantage being offering by Omatek to not only own a PC of choice but to make use of them so as to be computer literate.

Omatek, she said, has designed this initiative under its e-Xpress project that was originally launched in 2004.

“This scheme has its own funding and has been structured for the civil servants, small and medium enterprises (SMES), education sector and corporate executives,” she said.

Omatek, she said, is the first Completely Knock Down (CKD) factory in Africa to produce computer casings, speakers, desktops and notebooks.

Even as the company now boast of five subsidiaries, namely Omatek Ventures Distribution Limited, Omatek Engineering Services Limited, Omatek Computers Limited, Omatek Distribution Limited Ghana and the Omatek Ghana Factory Limited.

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