SOLVING EMPLOYMENT PROBLEMS THROUGH COOPERATIVE ORGANIZATION (A CASE STUDY OF NNEWI COMMUNITY IN NNEWI NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ANAMBRA STATE)

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ABSTRACT

This study discusses solution of employment problems through co-operatives movement in Nnewi North Local Government Area of Anambra State, which was used as the case study.

The selected co-operative societies in the four major communities that made up the Local Government Area, namely: Otolo, Uruagu, Umudim and Nnewich, were examined with a view to finding out their employment problems and perspective. Two sources of data, namely: primary and secondary data were used. Questionnaires were used as research instruments to supplement information got from other sources such as personal observation, oral interview, books, journals, magazines etc. and the data analysis was carried out by employing simple percentage and table while the hypothesis testing was conducted using chi-square (X2).

There was review of the structure and operation of the existing open credit delivery system. Recommendations were made. It is hoped that the performances of cooperative business enterprise within the local government area and beyond, especially their employment opportunities will improve tremendously, entrepreneur and government with the Local Government Area in particular, and Nigeria in general.

Employment through cooperative societies is well improved in the rural areas of Nnewi communities than in urban area because of the development in Nnewi. The number of people that employ in the city at the end of data analysis, the researcher found that there is significant role that co-operative society in Nnewi play towards the survival of employment in the society.

Furthermore, having examined critically the problems facing this society, it therefore brings about the recommendation of employment as a survival strategy in the co-operative societies. It also brings about reduction of unemployment problems. In our community, cooperative society will establish primary and secondary societies hence bring about increase in employment in our country. Employment by cooperative societies has been able to improve employment rate in the society or through co-operative society.

Finally, the presentation and analysis of data included the analysis of reviles from the questionnaire administered on owners of selected cooperative organizations, their employees as well as the general public.

Thereafter, the summary, conclusion and recommendation followed.      

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page

Title page                                                              i

Certification                                                           ii

Dedication                                                             iii

Acknowledgements                                                 iv

Abstract                                                                v

Table of contents                                                    vi

CHAPTER ONE

1.0  Introduction                                                    1

  1. Background of the Study                                         1
    1. Statement of the Problem                                 3
    1. Objective of the Study                                      5
    1. Scope of the Study                                                 6
    1. Research Hypothesis/Questions                         7
    1. Significance of the Study                                 
    1. Limitations of the Study                                   8
    1. Definition of Terms                                          9

CHAPTER TWO

  • Literature Review                                             11

2.1  Unemployment Definition                                  17

2.2  Effects of Unemployment                                  17

2.3  Employment Problems in Developing Countries    19

2.4  Solving of Employment Problems                       28

CHAPTER THREE

  • Research Methodology                                      30

3.1  Introduction                                                    30

  • Research Design                                              30
    • Sampling Design                                              30
    • Method of Data Collections                                31
    • Procedure for Processing Data Chi-Square           34

CHAPTER FOUR

4.0  Presentation and Analysis of Data                      37

4.1  Testing the Hypothesis                                     47  

4.3  Decision or Interpretation for Hypothesis                   47

CHAPTER FIVE

5.0  Summary, Conclusion and Recommendations             51

  • Summary                                                       51
    • Conclusion                                                      55
    • Recommendation                                             58

Bibliography                                                    62

Appendix                                                        64

CHAPTER ONE

  1. INTRODUCTION

1.1  BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

       Global unemployment causes sleepless night; several government bodies have set up institution that could find solution to the unemployment menace. At times these bodies came up with several committees that government should control population of educational system and compulsory services for graduating youths etc. as means of checking unemployment’s rate.

       In Africa, particularly Nigeria, unemployment danger or menace have causes the government to come up with several employment schemes like Nation Directorate of Employment (NDE), to provide jobs on its teeming population. However, the government even carried itself reliance programmes so as to impact into its citizenry, the need to develop their initiatives and employ them.

       Some states governments were not left out in trying to find solution or its teeming populace. Several employment agencies were set up like Voluntary Services Scheme (VSS) at Anambra State; it is to say that despite all these efforts, no significant results were recorded. No amount of government polices, provisions of human and material subventions training of manpower. Employment of expatriates has been able to improve employment rate.

       Like a mustard seed, an ideology that Michael force with European industrial revolution of 18th century, particularly in Britain, not only survival but also was exported to some parts of the world including Nigeria.

       Co-operative call of self-mutual help integration of resources to the satisfaction of all contributors’ identified need(s). Besides, “No man is an island”, a tree cannot make a forest. People from different background(s) pool their expectations together. The act of carrying out these activities is called co-operative society.

       Therefore in Anambra State, Oganiru Age Grade in Nnewi North Local Government Area enhanced this research activity which was conducted as to know the level or impacts of co-operative in reducing unemployment danger.

1.2  STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM    

In view of the problems the Nigeria government at all level as well as private individual, have recently realized the importance of co-operative business enterprise as vehicle for economic development of co-operative business organization.

The reasons attributed to this situation include lack of finance or initial capital, lack of access to credit facilities among others. It is a well-known fact that in this country, many co-operative organizations only exist in names. This major reason responsible for this state of affairs is low capitalization. With this problem of finance is the mismanagement of funds rampant in most co-operative society.

SOLVING EMPLOYMENT PROBLEMS THROUGH COOPERATIVE ORGANIZATION (A CASE STUDY OF NNEWI COMMUNITY IN NNEWI NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ANAMBRA STATE)