• Aminu Abdulrahim Olayinka Mai Idris Alooma Polytechnic, Nigeria
  • Abdul Fattah Abdul Ganiy Federal Polytechnic Kaura Namoda, Nigeria
  • Murtala Sirajo Gombe State University, Nigeria
Keywords: Cooperative Society, ICSs, Conventional, Poverty, Socio-Economic.


This study assessed the impact of Islamic Co-operatives Societies (ICSs) theoretically, legally and practically on Socio-Economic Development in Nigeria and consider its establishment in our various conventional interest-based economy community, which contradicts the ideals of Islamic principles of finance. The research was carried out within the general framework of Islamic financial principles and precepts. The research work focused on the needs of financing a large and growing Muslims community in line with their Islamic tenets thereby concentrating on the feasibility of adopting suitable ICS’s modus operandi for the Muslim Community. It also studies the current realities of the ICSs being practiced in Nigeria from the perspective of the theories of Islamic financial system. Within this spectrum the operations and functions of registered Islamic cooperative societies in Adamawa Gombe, Kwara, and Zamfara States were reviewed. The study examined the key role of ICSs in an economy in fulfilling the microfinance needs of Muslims community, and find out that ICSs is a viable alternative solution to the conventional cooperative models and also alternative measure with potentiality to alleviate poverty.  The study is limited in scope in a sense that it is not a comparative study of Islamic financial system with doctrines of other religions, ideologies and systems.

JEL Classification Codes: D6, F63, R51, Q01, P13.

Author Biographies

Aminu Abdulrahim Olayinka, Mai Idris Alooma Polytechnic, Nigeria

Accountancy Department, Mai Idris Alooma Polytechnic, Geidam, Yobe State, Nigeria

Abdul Fattah Abdul Ganiy, Federal Polytechnic Kaura Namoda, Nigeria

Department of Accountancy, Federal Polytechnic Kaura Namoda, Zamfara State, Nigeria

Murtala Sirajo, Gombe State University, Nigeria

Department of Accounting, Gombe State University, Gombe, Gombe State, Nigeria


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How to Cite
Olayinka, A. A., Ganiy, A. F. A., & Sirajo, M. (2021). AN APPRAISAL OF THE IMPACT OF ISLAMIC CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETIES ON SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN SOME SELECTED STATES IN NIGERIA. International Journal of Islamic Business & Management, 5(1), 35-47.
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