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Cooperatives critical to FG’s intervention programmes – Osinbajo - Punch Newspapers

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26 January 2022The Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has said cooperatives play a strategic role in implementing the government’s social investment and intervention programmes and ensuring that many people have access to programmes such as the 300,000-units Social Housing projects.

Osinbajo spoke on Monday when he received a delegation from the Cooperative Federation of Nigeria led by its President, Tajudeen Ayeola.The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, disclosed this in a statement he signed on Tuesday titled ‘How large number of Nigerians can access government’s programmes – Osinbajo’.

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Published 26 January 2022 The Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has said cooperatives play a strategic role in implementing the government’s social investment and intervention programmes and ensuring that many people have access to programmes such as the 300,000-units Social Housing projects. Osinbajo spoke on Monday when he received a delegation from the Cooperative Federation of Nigeria led by its President, Tajudeen Ayeola. The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, disclosed this in a statement he signed on Tuesday titled ‘How large number of Nigerians can access government’s programmes – Osinbajo’. Osinbajo said, “The partnership of cooperatives with government is possibly the only way of doing so in an efficient manner that ensures that government services and programmes get to the right people. “The rationale for cooperatives even in the ’50s remains relevant today. When we talk about cooperatives in the Western Region and how these were very helpful, even cooperatives across the country became important pillars in the country’s economic development. “We thought that cooperatives would be very useful in all the programmes around the Economic Sustainability Plan. One of them is the Family Homes Funds and our plans to build 300,000 social housing units.” Read Also