The Lagos State Cooperative College, as part of its continued efforts at ensuring that Cooperative Societies in the State are abreast of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, has organised a five-day human capacity development programme on digitalisation of business activities for members of cooperative societies in the State.
In his address at the commencement of the training held at the Johnson Agiri Complex, Agege, with the theme ‘Digital Transformation Strategies for Cooperative Societies Stability In Post COVID-19 Pandemic Era’, the Provost of the College, Mr. Akorede Ojomu, said the human capacity building programme was designed for cooperative societies in the State to ensure that they continue to thrive in the pandemic era of doing business remotely.
He said, “In line with keeping with our Mission, we have packaged this training programme as part of efforts to assist Cooperative societies in dealing with challenges posed by the global COVID-19 pandemic, particularly as they relate to the increasing use of digital technology in the delivery of business operations and services”.
According to him, as Trustees, Managers and members of cooperative societies, it is imperative to appreciate the challenges occasioned by the incidence of the global pandemic, its attendant protocols on businesses and how this affects the realisation of their core business objectives.
“It would interest you to note that we are already at the age and stage where the effective application of digital technology might prove inevitable to the survival of our business entities, hence the need to take proactive action that would guarantee our continued existence and growth”, Ojomu stated.
He averred that the training programme was designed with full cognisance of the need for Cooperative Societies in the dynamic world of digitalisation by ensuring that no stone is left unturned in the effort to secure the future of cooperatives’ business operations.
In her remarks, the Registrar of the College, Mrs. Risikat Osomo, said the College had been meticulous in the selection of topics that are germane and very relevant to digital transformation.
Mrs. Osomo stated that some of the subjects that would be treated at the training programme include Data Analysis using Excel application, Cyber Security, Economic Self-Reliance and Digital Transformation Strategy, Digital Literacy, Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Understanding Cooperative Business Model, Business Planning and Control in Cooperative Management, amongst others.
She, therefore, called on all participants to take the maximum advantage of the session to improve their societies as they were in for an enriching and value-adding experience.
Recall that the Lagos State Cooperative College was established by the Lagos State Government to provide an avenue for the acquisition of specialised skills by individuals and groups desirous of getting their economic livelihood through the platform of Cooperative societies.