About 11, 636 cooperative societies have so far registered in Ogun to promote commerce and investment, according to an official.
Mr Gbenga Adenmosun, the Commissioner for Community Development and Cooperatives, disclosed this during an oversight visit to his ministry by the State House of Assembly Committee on Community Development and Cooperatives in Abeokuta on Wednesday.
He said out of the figure, 221 of the cooperative societies were registered by the government between January and August this year.
The Ogun commissioner said additional 449 Community Development Associations ( CDAs ) and 19 Community Development Councils were also registered during the period to facilitate grassroots mobilisation and development.
As an impetus, he said grants-in-aid would soon be given to the CDAs across the state.
According to him, eight trade associations have been registered as part of efforts to boost trade.
The Chairman of the House Committee, Mr Jimi Otukoya, lauded the ministry for its efforts aimed at ensuring grassroots development.
Otukoya urged the ministry to ensure equitable distribution of grants among the CDAs in the state to encourage them to continue to complement the efforts of the state administration in grassroots development.
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