Insecurity and its effects on Nigerian sustainable development
Onodugo Ifeanyi Chris, Dr. Okoro, E. Okoro, Nwuba, Bethram Ndibe
This paper is an explorative discourse on the security challenges and the attainment of sustainable development in Nigerian state. Nigeria’s economy is relatively young being ranked as one of the emerging economies of the World. Her economic experience has been undermined by her failure in national security. The paper basically explores the concepts of security and sustainable development in the context of Nigeria, with a view to establishing the relationship that exists between national security, and sustainable development in Nigeria. The paper discusses the curses and effects of national insecurity, links them to the sustainable development which has the potential to deliver to Nigeria’s strong socio-cultural, political and economic development. The paper ends with conclusion and some sustainable measures that can guarantee the promotion of the economy and national security in the country, ranging from reforms in electoral system and constitution, improvement in quality of leadership to poverty alleviation and enforcement of anti-corruption measures.