COOPERATIVE SOCIETYBy Uthman Siraja

 A ten man executives to over see the activities of Dadin Kowa Yam Sellers Co-operative Society in Niger State, have been inaugurated in Minna with a call on them to avoid any unnecessary litigation in their leadership.

The new executives were selected from respective yam markets within Gurara Local Government Area of Niger State to put in place a formidable co-operative society.

Inaugurating the new executives at the department of co-operative in the Ministry of Investments Commerce and Industry headquarters in Minna, the Director of Co-operative, Malam Musa Mohammed, warned them to guide against any form of litigation that will bring setback in the co-operative.

He appealed to them to always involve every member of the co-operative in all the activities of the society so as members will be informed of how the affairs was being piloted.

He noted that no co-operative society in the country that makes meaningful dividend in an atmosphere of chaos and acrimony, stressing the need for the new executives to be proactive in realising the set objectives.

The director called on the new leadership to always reach out to the relevant stakeholders and his office to seek for information and advice on some grey areas that needed their attention noting that, “such will assist in bringing about the meaningful success that will move the co-operative to an enviable height,” he added.

Speaking earlier, the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Alhaji Baba Wachiko, requested the new executives of the co-operative to always operate an open door leadership in order to avoid any suspicion among them.

He pointed out that suspicion always arise when members were  not abreast with the running of the affairs of the co-operative by the executive, urging the new leadership to carry every member along in all the activities of the society.

While congratulating them for their election and inauguration, the permanent secretary assured them of his ministry’s support at all times.

In his acceptance remark, the new Chairman of the Co-operative, Mr Christopher David, commended members and the state co-operatives federation for the confidence reposed in him.

He assured them that he would be a servant to them not a ruler, adding that together the leadership of the co-operative will succeed.

“If I fail in my leadership, we all fail together but if we succeed; it is all of us that succeeded.

I want every one of you to join hands with me for us to collectively move the co-operative to greater height,” he affirmed.

           

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