Omatek Signs MOU With Ogun State in Nigeria
Determined to make Ogun State an ICT hub in Nigeria, the government of the state through Gateway ICT Limited has signed a memorandum of understanding with Omatek Ventures Distribution Limited as part of government strategy aimed at boosting the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) in the state.
Speaking at the signing ceremony in Abeokute last week, the Ogun State Head of ICT and Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Daniel, Soji Akin-Bankole said the MOU with Omatek marks a turning point in ICT development in Ogun State.
According to him, Omatek has already entrenched itself in Ogun State and is recognized already by virtue of its wide distribution system to engender easy and convenient Computer acquisition by all and sundry in the State.
Akin Bankole said Omatek would bring to bear, its competence in quality production/after sales services, while GICT will act as the exclusive distributor of the co-branded Omatek-GICT Laptops, desktops as well as other Omatek products in Ogun State.
According to him, about 1,000 teachers are already on the waiting list of beneficiaries, while there are plans to reach out to Local Governments in the State. The essence of the MOU he said, is to ensure the sustainability of the mutual relationship between Ogun State and Omatek, even after the expiration of the tenure of the current administration.
In her remarks at the occasion, the Group Managing Director, Omatek Ventures Plc, Mrs. Florence Seriki (MFR) thanked the government and people of Ogun State for believing in the Omatek Brand.
She said the MOU with GICT will ultimately impact on more employment opportunities for Ogun State indigenes, as she foresees a factory eventually springing up from the new relationship.
Apart from creating employment opportunities, the Omatek Boss noted that students also have the opportunity to have hands-on experience through the creation of Resource Centres to be cited in various locations within Ogun State to empower the youths, encourage technology transfer/know-how and bridge the digital divide.
She said the partnership will also go a long way in creating window of opportunities for resellers and franchisee in Ogun State to retail and distribute Omatek products.