International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Appraising the Evolution and Sources of Co-operative Societies Law in Nigeria
Yebisi, E. T.

This work traces the evolution and the sources of co-operative societies law in Nigeria and notes that, although the co-operative concept itself is not alien to Nigeria, the first co-operative societies law in Nigeria was fashioned after the classical British-Indian pattern, which even after independence, still retains its colonial vestiges. The paper also notes that contrary to vehemently opposed views the Nigerian Co-operative Societies Act, 2004 is the supreme law on co-operative societies in Nigeria and regrets that a law made to address the socio-economic adversity of a largely rural population does not have customary law as one of its sources.

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