Federal Cooperative College trains artisans, traders in Oyo

The Federal Cooperative College, Ibadan has trained over 100 people on Elementary Management Techniques for cooperators, sole traders and partners in Oyo state

The training, which was facilitated by Senator Teslim Folarin, who represents Oyo South, is to further enlighten sole proprietors, artisans and traders on how to sustain and expand their businesses and make more profits through cooperative societies.

Folarin said he facilitated the training to empower and educate the constituents on the usage of modern technology for the advancement of businesses and the society at large.

While disclosing that soft grants will be disbursed to the participants as a start up at the end of the training, the All Progressives Congress(APC) lawmaker urged them to make use of the knowledge acquired during the training.

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Provost Cooperative college Ibadan Mr Oyeleye Stephen said the training was to further sensitise the people on the needs to understand the essence of cooperative and how to manage businesses using modern technologies.

He urged the beneficiaries to make judicious use of the opportunities and extend it to other people around them .

Mrs Christiana Ojo, one of the facilitators, said: “If management technique is not visible in any organisation, such organisations will have issues.

“We have evidences around many good business ideas are having issues ,some are even closing down because of the poor management and human relations. So during this training we trained them the basics of business management and human relations.

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“Trainings like these will open their eyes on how to relate with people and sustain their businesses and for those who are into cooperative society, they have been trained on how to effectively play their role as a cooperator.”

Folarin said: ” I want you to form a group and start cooperative society, nothing is too small to start with. All you need now is to cut down the frivolous expenses and concentrate on how to improve on your businesses using the knowledge you have acquired at the training.”

Some of the participants, including Oguntunji Abiola, an artisan and Adediran Adebisi, commended Folarin and the Federal College of Cooperative for Initiating the training and promised to apply the knowledge

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