LEADERSHIP ROLE AND COOPERATIVE PROMOTION IN NKANU WEST OF ENUGU STATE

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ABSTRACT

In this research work titled “Leadership Role and Cooperative Promotion in Nkanu West Of Enugu State” Data for the study was sourced from two main sources Primary and Secondary. Primary data were sourced from the use of questionnaires and oral interviews. Secondary data were sourced from journals, and other relevant materials. Extensive literature review was carried out on the direct literature and indirect literature on books, journals and past works. The research instrument used in this study includes oral interview and questionnaire. The questionnaire is structural as to contain both close and open ended question. Simple tables and percentages were used in treatment of data. At the end the researcher found out that Leadership has significant effect on cooperative promotion in Nkanu west local government Area of Enugu state. It was also observed that leadership influences the development of cooperative in Nkanu west local government Area of Enugu state. This study equally shows that leadership has so many roles to play in the formation of cooperative in Nkanu west local government Area of Enugu state. The researcher also discovered that there are so many challenges of leadership in the formation of cooperative in Nkanu west local government Area of Enugu state. based on the findings the researcher recommends that government and other relevant agencies should intensify effect to create awareness to cooperative farmers in the study area about leadership roles, qualities expected and the importance of leadership style to the success of their various agricultural cooperatives. The government should provide capital, tractors, fertilizers and seedling for farmers in Enugu State so that the increase and improve their yields.  In other words to have high turn over.  This will help to reduce their poverty. Government in Enugu State should try to provide trained personnel to the farmer so that they can know more about cooperative education and modern methods of farming.  If illiteracy is not eliminated, it will constitute a lot of problems to the farmers.

CHAPTER ONE

1.0          INTRODUCTION

1.1. Background of the Study

According to Aniodo (2010) a co-operative is an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, Social and cultural need and aspirations through a jointly owned and democratic venture.   

Co- operative is a voluntary and democratic association of persons with variable membership and variable capital whose members pooled themselves and their resources together on mutual and self help resources together on mutual and self help basis of form a business enterprise on mutual and self help basis to form a business enterprise which seeks to solve the social-economic problems of these members by directly providing goods and services to them in their capacity as either the owner/customer or owner-employees of the co-operative enterprise.

Cooperative promotion is the art of creating a cooperative society by group of individuals in the same line of business or trade with same vision.

Leadership is both a research area and a practical skill encompassing the ability of an individual or organization to “lead” or guide other individuals, teams, or entire organizations. The literature debates various viewpoints: contrasting Eastern and Western approaches to leadership, and also (within the West) US vs. European approaches. US academic environments define leadership as “a process of social influence in which a person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task”. Leadership seen from a European and non-academic perspective encompasses a view of a leader who can be moved not only by communitarian goals but also by the search for personal power.

Leadership has significant role to play in the formation of cooperative society, for a cooperative to be formed the leaders of such cooperative must have the interest of the members at hearth failure to do so the cooperative is bound to fail at the formation stage. In view of this, this research work tends to examine leadership role and cooperative promotion in Nkanu west of Enugu state.

LEADERSHIP ROLE AND COOPERATIVE PROMOTION IN NKANU WEST OF ENUGU STATE