The history of co-operative movement records many cases of individuals and communities being socially rehabilitated through co-operatives. The co-operative movement through the methods it employs and qualities from its members, free individual not only from users and profiteers but also from individual attitudes and social customs, which are obstructive to progress, and teaches the virtues of honesty, loyalty, and punctuality and stick respect for engagements.
Active participation in co-operative affairs, people become aware of their individual and social responsibility, their gain self-respect and self-reliance and learns how to trust their fellow co-operators. Without which a meaningful economic and social transformation of individual members and communities are impossible. Co-operative and encouraged to do things for themselves relying on their own efforts and not let others do things that they themselves could under take satisfactorily. This give them a feeling of responsibility and achievement in individuals by realizing their ability to achieve success in economic undertakings are generally stimulated to become alert to achieve success in economic under-taking and generally stimulated to become alert to achieve civil responsibility and to participate more actively in public affairs.
Co-operatives also prove to be Gecetteut training ground for democracy members actively involved in co-operative affairs is constantly leaving the methods of reaching decisions democratically. Co-operative practice like majority vote, delegation of authority to responsible officers, observance of rules agreed upon by the group proper respect for the rights of individuals and one’s duties towards collective welfare teach people in real situation in the way they understand best. In some developing countries, the co-operative movement has had a sizable influence on the political development of the leaders.
A good co-operative is a continuous source of education. Credit co-operative promote habit of thrift and teach the proper use of money by joining the consumer co-operative people learn about the true value and people to live with, in one means, marketing co-operative inform producers of the member also learn about business operation in form of balance sheet, operating statement and business practices involving roles as Administrators, Manager, Secretaries, treasurer and so on.
The principle of equality mutual aid and social justice, underlying the co-operative political views tend to minimize difference and make people realize that human needs and aspirations are similar regardless of difference in race, colour, social tensions and help people to find common ground on which they can work together.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.1Objective of the Study
1.2Purpose of Study
1.3Statement of Research problem
1.5The Scope of the Study
1.7Definition of the Terms
CHAPTER TWO-REVIEW OF RELATED
2.1Meaning of Co-operative and Government Policies on Development of
Co-operative in Nigeria
2.3Characteristic of a Good Co-operative Law
2.4Need for Regulations
2.5Composition of the Laws Relating to co-operative
2.7Rule An Regulations
2.8Historical Development of Co-operative Legislature in Nigeria
2.9Development of Co-operative From 1967
2.10Co-operative Movement in Awka
CHAPTER THREE-RESEARCH DESIGN
3.3Methods Used In collection of Data
3.5Face to Face Interview Method
3.7Method of Data Analysis
CHAPTER FOUR -DATA
4.1Data Presentation and Analysis
4.3Distribution by Societies in Each District
4.5Distribution by the Categories of Societies
SUMMARY OF FINDINGS
RECOMMENDATION AND CONCLUSION