In 1952, all Co-operative Associations in the old Western Region came together and formed an Apex body which was known as Co-operative Union of Western Nigeria (CUWN). In 1976, as a result of political re-organization in Nigeria, the Western Region was therefore divided into three States namely; Oyo, Ogun and Ondo States, thus the need for the newly created States to form and establish their own Co-operative Unions in their respective States. This exercise gave birth to Co-operative Union of Ogun State of Nigeria Limited (COUSON) in 1976. Now Ogun State Co-operative Federation Limited (OGSCOFED) was created to serve as an umbrella Union of all registered Co-operative Societies and Unions in the State.
Ogun State Co-operative Federation Limited. (OGSCOFED) is an independent Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) established in February, 1976 in line with International and National best practices as the umbrella body to unite, represent and serve Co-operative Societies in Ogun State. OGSCOFED Limited like all other Co-operative Societies in the State is registered under the Ogun State Co-operative Societies’ Laws with registration number 35 as amended in 1985.
All Co-operative Societies registered in the State are statutory member affiliates of OGSCOFED Limited. Members of OGSCOFED Limited are found in all sectors of the economy including Agriculture, Banking, Health, Transport, the informal sector, Corporate Organisations and Industries as well as Federal and State Ministries, Departments and Agencies including Houses of Assembly.
To foster the interest and harness the resources of members and to prevent any threat to their economic independence and corporate existence.
Is to be devoted to the advancement of economic democracy through cooperation.
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