The 12 winners of the 3rd edition of Nigeria Government’s National Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Awards held virtually last Thursday July 16, 2020, and presided over by Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo have been announced.
The winners are as follows:
MSME of the Year – Adejoke Lasisi of Planet 3R from Oyo State
Best MSME in Manufacturing – Hyelni Hassan of SHEELDA Limited from the FCT
Best MSME Clinic participant – Female – Sa’adatu Haruna Illo, of S&M Spices from Kebbi State
Best MSME Clinic participant – Male – Orioye Benedict Gbayisemore of First Morey Foods from Ondo State.
BOA Award of Excellence in Agriculture category:
JOSULT Oil Processing Company (JOPC), an oil palm processing business run by Mr Joshua Joseph and based in Akwa Ibom State.
SON & NAFDAC Award of Excellence in Beauty, Wellness and Cosmetics: Ladi Mairo Shambo, founder, DIJMEDS Limited, Niger State
CAC Award of Excellence in Creative Art: Mr Olalekan Lashekan, Lordebukks Arts, Lagos State.
NEPC Award of Excellence in Fashion & Style: Orjinta Clement of Klemzy Designers Concept Workshop from Abia State
RMRDC Award of Excellence in Leather Works: Proach Shoes, founded by Erem Prosper, Abia State
NITDA Award of Excellence in Technology Innovation, Kombak Ventures, founded by Mr Israel Terwase, Benue State.
ITF Award of Excellence in Furniture & Woodworks: Mafeng Woodcraft, founded by Mafeng Iliya Yohanna, based in Jos, Plateau State
SMEDAN Best MSME Clinic Support State: Kaduna State.
won for its exemplary support to MSMEs in the areas of training, financing and other assistance given to MSMEs operating in the state.
Four brand new cars were won by awardees in four categories namely; MSME of the Year, Best MSME Clinics participant – Female; Best MSME Clinics participant – Male; and the Award of Excellence in Manufacturing.
Winners in the other categories went home with N1 million each.
The Awards is part of the effort of the Federal government of Nigeria to deliver promises on government intervention on small and medium businesses. It’s is a deliberate effort by the government to create a sustainable reward system for Young Entrepreneurs in Nigeria.
Beyond the cash and car gifts, other incentives to be enjoyed by the winners and other finalists as announced by the government include a 3-month spotlight on their businesses aimed at boosting patronage for their products and services.