…As Umontuen receives 100k DNE Participating Entrepreneur Prize.
Youths have been urged to embrace capacity building and self-development as key to functioning in the emerging Akwa Ibom business ecosystem. The Senior Special Assistant to the Akwa Ibom State Governor on Youth matters, Mr. Aniefiok Wilson Iwa-Udofia made the call earlier today, while presenting the cash prize of one hundred thousand Naira (N100, 000) to Mr. Jacobson Umontuen, winner of the October Edition of the Dakkada Networking Experience (DNE) Participating Entrepreneurs Grant.
Iwa-Udofia stressed that a new normal is already in operation and that the currency of trade would be skills, knowledge, and wit. The SSA congratulated Mr. Jacobson Umontuen for emerging winner of the participating entrepreneur’s grant, urging him to deploy the prize to productive ventures. Speaking earlier, the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Udom Emmanuel on Marketing and Brand Management, Mr. Ime Uwah said the Participating Entrepreneurs Grant was incorporated into the monthly Dakkada Networking Experience, to reward and support young and skilled entrepreneurs by injecting a hundred thousand Naira into their businesses. Uwah said the prize usually goes to the participating entrepreneur who supplies the fastest and most acceptable answer to the trivia usually posed during the DNE. He commended Jacobson Umontuen for coming out tops, stating that this month’s trivia had very competitive responses. The SSA said the Dakkada Networking Experience, organized by the Dakkada Business and Leadership Forum in collaboration with the Directorate of Marketing and Brand Management was conceived to create an opportunity for industry players and regulators to parley, thereby causing a synergy to sprout between them.
In his response, the October winner of the DNE Participating Entrepreneurs Business Grant, Mr. Jacobson Umontuen expressed gratitude to Governor Udom Emmanuel, the SSAs Ime Uwah and Iwa-Udofia, as well as the Management and Staff of the Directorate of Marketing and Brand Management for what he described as an inspiring gesture. Umontuen further reaffirmed his personal resolve to contribute his quota towards making Akwa Ibom State the destination for enterprise development.
The SSA on youth matters also seized the opportunity to interact with the participants of class 5, Batch 3 of the My Entrepreneurship Goals Programme (MEGP) ongoing at the Dakkada Entrepreneurial Development Centre.