The role of cooperative society towards the development of rural areas.(a case study of amuwo odofin l.g.a, lagos state)

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THE ROLE OF COOPERATIVE SOCIETY TOWARDS THE DEVELOPMENT OF RURAL AREAS.(A CASE STUDY OF AMUWO ODOFIN L.G.A, LAGOS STATE)

 

ABSTRACT

This study examined “The role of cooperative society towards the development of rural areas with reference to Amuwo Odofin LGA of Lagos State”. We used primary and secondary sources to generate data for the study analyzed via content and historical analysis. From the data collected the study concluded that more attention should be given to the  cooperative society so as to improve rural developments, the study recommended that government should encourage cooperatives by providing incentives and by loosening its grip on co-operatives to allow for self-help and self-responsibility principles of cooperativeness. Also further research aimed at finding other roles cooperative societies can aid development of the rural areas” should be encouraged although the research was limited to a specific area (Amuwo Odofin LGA, Lagos). Based on the problems of the cooperatives, it is advised that further research on this topic be aimed at finding better roles of cooperative society towards the development of rural areas in Nigeria and Africain general.

TABLE OF CONTENT

Title Page

Certification

Dedication

Acknowledgement

Abstract

Table of content

CHAPTER ONE 

 INTRODUCTION

1.1     Background of the study

1.2     Statement of the problem

1.3     Objective/purpose of the study

1.4     Research Questions

1.5     Significance of the study

1.6     Scope and limitation of the study

CHAPTER TWO

REVIEW OF RELATED LITERTURE

2.1    Current Literature on Theories Postulated

2.2     Statement of Hypothesis

2.3    Theoretical framework for the study

2.4      Historical background

CHAPTER THREE

RESEARCH DESIGN

3.1                Research Design

3.2                Sources of data

3.2.1    Primary sources of data

3.2.2    Secondary sources of data

3.3       Population of the study

3.4       Sample design and determination of sample size

3.5       Methods of data collection

3.5.1    Questionnaire design, distribution and collection of

responses

3.5.2    Secondary method of data collection

3.6       Method of data analysis

CHAPTER FOUR

DATA PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS

  1. Data Presentation and Interpretation
  2. Test of Hypothesis

CHAPTER FIVE

SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION

  1. Summary of findings
  2. Conclusion
  3. Recommendation

Bibliography

Appendix

Questionnaire

 CHAPTER ONE:     

 INTRODUCTION

1.1              BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY

The problem of developing the rural area has received the attention of many experts and researchers as well as the government. This is because it constitutes a serious bottleneck to the socio-economic development of the country as well as the communities.  It is in this light that the researcher has decided to examine how rural areas would be developed with the help or assistance of co-operative societies using Amuwo Odofin local Government as the case study.

Rural development according to Diejomoah (2003) is “The process of not only increasing the level of per capital income in the rural area but also the standard of living of the rural population measured by food and nutrition level, health, education, housing, recreation and security. Also Rural development according to UNO (1960) is “The process by which the effort of the people themselves are United with effort of government authorities to improved the economic, social and cultural conditions of the rural communities, to integrate those communities into the life of the nation and to enable them contribute meaningfully to national development……….

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