About Cooperatives

Mandate

The mandate of the Department is as following:

  • promote the effective growth of sustainable member-initiated and controlled national cooperative movement that enhances the socio-economic development of Nigeria through job creation, income generation and poverty alleviation.
  • promote the development of viable cooperative societies that are autonomous, accountable, transparent, democratic and sustainable.
  • promote the effective growth of sustainable member-initiated and controlled national cooperative movement that enhances the socio-economic development of Nigeria through job creation, income generation and poverty alleviation.

Structure

The Department is structured as follows:

  1. Cooperative Education and Training Division;
  2. Cooperative Inspectorate Division;
  3. Cooperative Farmers and Other Organizations Division;
  4. Cooperative Policy and Programmes Division;
  5. Cooperative Entrepreneurship Promotion Division.