THE CONTRIBUTION OF CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY/SCHEME WITHIN MY ORGANISATION FEDERAL ROAD SAFETY COMMISSION {FRSC}


A CASE STUDY OF FRSC COOPERATIVE SCHEME PARTICULARLY TOLL-GATE UNIT COMMAND RS 5.12 BENIN CITY

ABSTRACT

The aim of this project work is to provide general introduction to the affinity between co-operative societies and business enterprises. Primarily, it is planned to inculcate the idea and knowledge of cooperative societies to the citizenry especially in developing nations like Nigeria. This will help those with little knowledge about the subject matter to be more matured and as well, those who do not have previous knowledge of cooperative societies but are interested in finding out what the subject is all about.

In this study, facts have been carefully collected and relevant information from all concerned people in the cooperative and adequate considerations have been given to all facts collected by presenting them in meaningful ways.

In conclusion, this project will serve as incentive to all and sundry who read it. It will enable them know more about contribution of cooperative societies in business within their localities and the country at large. And as well, it will be of great important to the management of cooperative societies.Co-Operative Society

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER ONE     

1.0      Introduction

1.1  Background of research problem

1.2  Statement of research problem

1.3  Objective of the study

1.4  Significance of the study

1.5  Statement of research hypothesis

1.6  Definitions of key terms

CHAPTER TWO    

2.0  Introduction

2.1      Meaning and scope of cooperative society

2.2      History of cooperative society in Nigeria

2.3      Classification of cooperative society

2.4      Structure of cooperative society

2.5      Registration of cooperative society

2.6      Sources of capital in a cooperative society

2.7      Management of cooperative society

2.8      Advantage of cooperative society

2.9      Historical background of case study

2.10  Meaning and scope of business

2.11  Why business came into existence

2.12  Purpose of business

2.13  Types of business organisation

2.14  Functions of management in business

CHAPTER THREE

3.0  Introduction

3.1      Research design

3.2      Population

3.3      Sample

3.4      Data

3.5      Method of data collection

3.6      Method of data presentation

3.7      Tools for data analysis

CHAPTER FOUR   

4.0  Introduction

4.1      Tabular presentation of data acquired

4.2      Test of hypothesis I

4.3      Test of hypothesis II

4.4      Test of hypothesis III

CHAPTER FIVE    

5.0  Summary

5.1  Conclusion

5.2  Recommendations

BIOGRAPHY

CHAPTER ONE

1.0      INTRODUCTION

1.1   BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

The advent of cooperative societies in all parts of the economy has created unmeasured effects on the lives  and activities of rural and urban dwellers alike. By way of understanding, a cooperative society may be seen as an association of the individuals of limited means who voluntarily join together to achieve a common economic end through the formation of a democratically controlled business organisation, making equitable contributions to the capital required and accepting a fair share of this risk and benefits of undertaking by which members activity participate

Cooperative society is further regarded as a form of organisation wherein persons voluntary associate as human beings on the basis of equality for the promotion of economic interest of themselves. Business activities, interwoven with business operations accord the business owners the opportunity to build up capital to finance their business via gradual and regular savings of money.Co-Operative Society

Cooperative societies also come to existence that the business owners achieve the right results from their various imputes. A business is seen as an organisation formed to produce and supply goods or services to satisfy the needs of people in order to gain profit. Here cooperative societies provide ready markets for such products. By so doing, such business owners are encouraged to produce good quality products and those enhance increase in the national gross domestic product and income.

Worthy of note is the fact that business activities in various communities, societies and urban areas are the pivot of cooperative societies because its role or major objective is to see that business organisation record huge success on regular basis.Co-Operative Society

The question that does come to mind based on the above assertion is, “do cooperative societies make any contribution to business in any given settlement.Co-Operative Society

1.2      STATEMENT OF RESEARCH PROBLEM

The core or fundamental objective or basis of any existing business organisation among many others is: profit making, provision of public services, promotion of a special course and provision of aid to others.Co-Operative Society

It is the efforts of nursing these business objectives that cooperative societies came to existence every research work must have this backdrop, Gupt {1973:22} asserted that failure to work out a statement of purpose clearly and carefully can lead only to misunderstanding and confusion. It will result in diffusion of effort, gradual over-expansion of field covered and aimlessness.Co-Operative Society

Despite the laudable efforts and programs of cooperative societies in the interest of business operation in communities and nation at large, the following statement post out for analysis.

1.           Do business organisation have cognizance of the cooperative society?

2.           Are the objectives, programmes and business strategies of cooperative societies accepted by the business organisation?

3.           How positive cooperative societies contribute to business?

1.3      OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY

The core objective of this research work is summarized in the title of the work “the contribution of cooperative society/scheme in business”. Therefore, to make it crystal clear, the following findings objective will provide anchor to the objectives of the research work.

i.             Finding out if cooperative society/scheme really have interwoven co-existence with business in any society.

ii.           Finding out the degree to which cooperative societies are recognized and accepted by business owners.

iii.         Finding out the level of contributions cooperative societies and business organisation.

1.4       Significance of the study

This research work will be of considerable usefulness for those within the academic circle, government establishment or agencies, business sector and various policy makers. It will be measurable use for information education and policy making purpose. The suggestions in the directions and ways in which improvement can be made will also be of significance in problem solving and decision-making.Co-Operative Society

Again, this research study is carried out with the hope that its outcome will stimulate academic discussions and useful research to the business and cooperative.Co-Operative Society

Though this research may not be comprehensive analysis of cooperative society. Business relationship in the economy, it will no doubt make some revelations that would be useful to both potential and practicing cooperative society members and business owners.Co-Operative Society

1.5      STATEMENT OF RESEARCH HYPOTHESIS

Base on the nature of the problems aforementioned, hypothesis testing, as a measure will assist immensely in carrying out the research to a logical conclusion because of the statistical testability of the problems formulated.

“Hypothesis is an assumption or statement which may or may not be true concerning the population”. Walpole {1974”191}. Hence, the hypothesis of this research is considered as tentative statement, which would be considered positive or negative at the end of the research presentation.Co-Operative Society

i.             F0: Business organizations operate ignorant of the existence of cooperative societies.

F1: business organizations are fully aware of cooperative societies.

ii.           F0: The objectives, programme and business strategies of cooperative societies are not recognized and accepted by business organizations.Co-Operative Society

F1: The objectives, programme and business strategies of cooperative societies are recognized and accepted by business organizations.

iii.         F0: cooperative societies have not contributed positively to business activities.

F1: cooperative societies have contributed positively to business activities

1.6      DEFINITION OF TERMS

BYE LAWS: Regulations that guide the operations of the company.

COOPERATES AFFAIRS COMMISSION: Body that registers companies before they start functioning.

SHARES: Value of one’s investments in a company

LATENT NEED: A need that exist but consumers are not aware of.Co-Operative Society

PRIVATE ENTERPRISE: Business organizations that are owned by private individuals and have profit making as chief aim.Co-Operative Society

PUBLIC ENTERPRISE: Business organization that is owned by the government of an economy.Co-Operative Society

GOING CONCERN: Ability for a business organization to continue operation without an end.Co-Operative Society