OGSCOFED Youth Cooperative Multipurpose Society
OGSCOFED YOUTH COOPERATIVE MULTIPURPOSE SOCIETY* is a component of Ogun State Cooperative Federation Limited (OGSCOFED) – an independent Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) established in February, 1976 in line with International and National best practices as an umbrella body to unite, represent and serve Co-operative Societies in Ogun State.
Since its inception, it has become the voice of the Cooperative Movement in Ogun State as it, unites and represents, Branches, Apexes, Unions, Societies and individual cooperative organisations.
OGSCOFED is organised with Ten (10) Administrative Branches, namely: Abeokuta Branch I, Abeokuta Branch II, Ijebu Central Branch, Remo Branch I, Ijebu North Branch, Abeokuta Central Branch, Remo Branch II, Ewekoro/Ifo/Ado Odo/Ota Branch, Yewa South Branch and Yewa North Branch and Four (4) Zones, namely: Ogun Central Salary Earners, Ijebu Zone Salary Earners, Remo Zone Salary Earners and Yewa Zone Salary Earners across Ogun State (Banking, Agriculture, Fisheries, Insurance, Health, Housing, Consumer Cooperatives, and Worker Cooperatives) and various thematic committees.
One of such thematic committees is the OGSCOFED Youth, which was set up in 2014 by OGSCOFED as an advisory, assistance and representation body for the youths within OGSCOFED.
The roles of the Youth Network are as follows:
1. Organise the youth, taking into account local peculiarities such as diversity and competing interests within OGSCOFED.
2. Promote education and cooperative principles among young people in Ogun State.
3. Encourage the participation and development of youth across Ogun State.
4. Undertake actions that contributes to Sustainable Development in Ogun State.
As you know, young people are not just the leaders of tomorrow, but part of the succession plan in Cooperative – they are also leaders, organisers, careers, workers and thinkers of today and need to be involved in shaping policies that affect them – today AND tomorrow.
The cooperative movement offers young people opportunities to learn, to meet, to find ways to work together to protect and defend their social, political and economic rights.*