:: Cover Story... Monday, March 6, 2017.

Omatek Boss, Florence Seriki Succumbs To Cancer
“I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow-being, let me do it now and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again…” This immortal quote of William Penn aptly describes the eventual death of Florence Seriki.

Yes, she died of Pancreas cancer  last Friday in Lagos hospital.

Really, it is not life that matters but how you live it. The death of ‘Mama Computer’ reminds us of our dour humanity, and of the fragility of our hold on human subsistence. The world is indeed a stage and life itself is but a walking shadow.

It is a permanent shuttle in the sepulcher, and what we have are fleeting memories, stilled mementoes, fraught memories and the fractured memorabilia of those who are gone forever, never to be seen again.

Alive, 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.

Until her death, she remained an inspirational figure to generations of African men and women and this is attributable to her sterling character and exploits across various fields in her lifetime.

Florence was a notable entrepreneur and industrialist who started Omatek Ventures Plc, 22 years ago. She was the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the first completely knocked down Computer factories in Nigeria and Ghana.

She was married to Ola Seriki but their marriage crashed many years ago when Ola packed out of their matrimonial home in VGC, Lagos

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