Hon. John Abraham Godson is the first black member of the Polish Parliament in Polish history (2010-2015).
Originally from Nigeria, he is a graduate of Agriculture (B.Sc. Hons) from Abia State University, Uturu (1992). He also holds 4 Masters degrees in: Human Resource management (M.Sc.), International relations and diplomacy (MA), Professional Communication (M.S.) and Managerial Communication (MBA). He also did 2 doctorate studies in political science (University of Warsaw) and Management (University of Lodz).
John Abraham Godson is also a social entrepreneur and has founded several businesses and foundations including Afropoland projects Ltd, The African Institute and John Godson Foundation amongst others. He is also the convener of the Poland-Africa Economic POLAFRO that takes place in Warsaw and Abuja. He was named by the New African Magazine to be amongst the 100 most influential Africans of 2015. He has been honored with the gold medal award by the Crans Montana Forum and also the Future Leaders Award. On the 14th of November 2016, The Polish government decorated him with the National Merit Award- BENE MERITO for promoting Polish-Africa relations
He and his his wife, Aneta, are blessed with 4 children (2 girls and 2 boys) and a son-in-law. The Godsons make their home in Lodz, Central Poland.
BENE MERITO- Polish National Merit Award 2016
Crans Montana Forum Gold Medal award 2016
100 of the Most influential people in Africa 2015 according to New Africa Magazine
Polish Silver Lips Awards- for best political speech of the year 2012 (2nd place)
Polish Silver Lips Awards- for best political speech of the year 2011 (1st place)
Best politician of the year Award (2011)