REP. SIMON MWADKWON, PH.D LAUDS MAFENG ILIYA YOHANNA, WINNER OF 2020 PRESIDENTIAL MSMEs AWARD
“You are adding value to the society, beautifying places with your works and building capacities as an Entrepreneur” – Dr. Mwadkwon
“You are an asset, we are proud of your exploits, your contribution to the GDP and national development” – Dr. Mwadkwon
The Member representing Barkin Ladi/Riyom Federal Constituency Plateau State, Rep. Simon Mwadkwon, Ph.D has congratulated the Winner of the 2020 Presidential MSME Award, Mr. Mafeng Iliya Yohanna, the CEO of Mafeng Woodcraft whose skills and innovation in Furniture and Woodwork fetched him the award of excellence.
Dr. Mwadkwon posited that Mr. Mafeng over the years from an Apprentice to an Entrepreneur has demonstrated uncommon diligence, enthusiasm, industrious disposition, commitment, perseverance and ability to manage his business outfit that have today made him a national and global figure of great repute.
This recognition and celebration wouldn’t had been possible without self development, hard work, resilience and diligence.
The Federal Lawmaker urged the Entrepreneur to mentor others as a role Model.
“You have carved out a niche for yourself and you are performing excellently well”
“Today I celebrate your hard work, excellence and the leadership you have displayed in managing your outfit”
“Other youths must borrow a leaf from you and emulate you” the Legislator said.
The Lawmaker assured the Award Winner and Entrepreneur of his support to see that his business grow and get the much needed national and global patronage.
“I will support this dream of yours that has announced you to the world the best way I can and ensure you get not just national but global patronage”
“I have prioritized human capital development and I will continue to accord greater attention to capacity building as well as support persons that are productive and progressive”
I will leave you with this quote by Ralph Nader which says “the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.”
The Lawmaker described Plateau State as the innovation and technology hub of Nigeria calling on the youths to continue to attract such Awards to the State in the future having won the maiden edition in 2018 through Jerry Mallo, in 2019 through Luka Zang Bot and this time by Mafeng Iliya.
He admonished the youths to activate their talents, gifts and potentials and ensure they put same to effective use for the good of humanity and the society.
Meanwhile, the Lawmakers has directed his Chief of Staff to arrange for a meeting with the Entrepreneur so as to discuss ways of support and better partnership that will benefit other youths.
Mr. Mafeng Iliya won the 2020 Presidential MSME Award of Excellence in Furniture & Woodwork which held virtually on Thursday 16th July, 2020 on account of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Cmr. Friday Bako
Director, Media & Publicity to Rep. Simon Mwadkwon, Ph.D
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