The little of this study is the impact of cooperative organization in the development of Imo – state (a case study of oru – west L.G.A) this work is particularly based on the perception of cooperative enterprise as regard its impact in development of any form.

In chapter one of this work which is the introduction, the researcher x – rayed the dynamic nature of cooperative enterprises re-installation the main thrust of the or gain in development or as a mean of development. The problem, objective and significance of the study were clearly stated as well as scope and limitation research question on subject of study were also included.

In chapter two, which deals with literature review, the researcher reviewed various definition of cooperative by notable workers. Defines also were instrument of development and the impact of cooperative organization in rural development the also to identify the history of cooperative societies in oru – west as well as in Nigeria, the origin and function of the divisional cooperative council (DCC) and finally, the impact, achievement and problem of cooperative societies in oru west.

Chapter three, contains research design and methodology. There, the researcher stated source of data used, used, personality administered questionnaire and the purposive sampling method unsullied in setting the needed information and the method of investigation and opted.

Chapter four contain the presentation, analysis and interaction of the data. In this regard, the researcher used the percentages to analysis the data so presented and used preachers as a further illustration of the data collection tables were also used.

Finally, chapter five contains the summary of findings the conclusion and the far reaching recommendation made on the basis of the finding of this research work. At any rate, the error and mistakes contained here in are entirely that of the researcher.




Cooperative societies are very important instrument of development. Its relevance in development cannot be over emphasized. The socio – economic situation of this country is such a complex one. The rich are accorded a lot of privilege they live in the urban area and enjoy a lot of amenities the poor are quarantine in the rural area with little or no amenity to enjoy. Majority of Nigeria’s population live in the rural area. The rural area are characterized by how per capital income, and how agricultural output the consequent on poor soil, tools and weak infrastructure.

It is in realization of this, that government rural want to reach to this rural area and help them to develop through the use of cooperative enterprises.

Nigeria cooperative societies had their genesis in the wake of the would depression of 1930 – 1935. the major interest of the colonial masters introduces cooperative at that are was agricultural, cooperative societies room sprang – up. Cooperatives are socio – economic organization whose usefulness in the transformation of communities have been internationally acknowledge.