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Lagos to leverage 3000 cooperatives for improved livelihood

The Lagos State government has reiterated its commitment to leveraging the over 3000 cooperative societies in the state for improved livelihood of the citizens.

“The administration recognises that cooperative movement is highly democratic, locally autonomous but internationally integrated,” said Adetutu Oluremi Ososanya, permanent secretary, ministry of commerce, industry and cooperatives, during a media briefing to herald the 2023 International Cooperative Day, held in conjunction with the Lagos State Cooperative Federation (LASCOFED), on Tuesday.

Themed, ‘Cooperatives: Partners for accelerated sustainable development’, Ososanya said this year’s celebration will

She disclosed that this year’s celebration will commence with a cooperatives awareness walk on Wednesday 23 August, while the governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu will be the special guest of honour at the luncheon/merit award on Saturday 26 August; and will end on Sunday 27 August 2023, with an interdenominational thanksgiving service at Chapel of Christ the Light, Alausa.

Read the rest at Business Day

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