Edo, FG collaborate in training and empowerment program for farmers' cooperative societies

Edo, FG collaborate in training and empowerment program for farmers' cooperative societies

The Edo State government has stated that it is committed to the growth of the state's medium, small, micro, and enterprise (MSMEs) through MSMEs-friendly policies that will affect the lives of the Edo people.

The Permanent Secretary, Ms. Yuwa Naps, made this declaration while giving her goodwill message at the one-day training on capacity building for farmers' cooperative societies in the south-south organized by the Federal Cooperative College and sponsored by the Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Agriculture in Benin City.

The Permanent Secretary adds that the Edo State Government will soon be rolling out policies and initiatives that will promote and support cooperative societies in the state.

In declaring the training open, the Provost Dr. O.T. Owan, said the training and empowerment program has been on for the past three years and it was deliberately designed by the federal government as an instrument to ameliorate the negative impact of the high rate of unemployment and poverty among Nigerians.’’
"This is the third edition of such an exercise, which is expected to have a direct impact on Nigerians' micro-socio-economic lives," he added.

In her presentation titled, "The Importance of Record Keeping in Farmer Multipurpose Cooperative Societies," the Director of Cooperatives, Mrs. Efeomo Enoma, charged farmers' cooperative societies to develop the habit of proper record keeping as this will help them succeed in their endeavor. Other papers delivered were management structure for farmer multipurpose cooperatives, by Ekabua Isaac; responsibilities of farmers' multipurpose cooperative societies, by Mr. Eneh P. C; and functions of registration and operation of farmer multi-purpose cooperative societies.

The high point of the training was the empowerment of farmers with the cash sum of a hundred thousand naira each to support their farming activities.

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