Development of Co-Operatives in Nigeria

Development of Co-Operatives in Nigeria

Ever before the coming of the white men to Nigeria, the Nigerian has been practicing co-operative in various forms and in the various aspect of their lives.  In Igbo land for instance, communities co-operated to put up buildings for their members through communal efforts.  Tillage, planting and harvesting of crops were also undertaken communally.  They existed a system of credit co-operation known as “ISUSU” by which members of a community banned themselves into a union for the purpose of raising fund for their members. [Read more…]