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Joshua, Segun (2015) THE POLITICAL-ECONOMY OF NIGERIA'S NATIONAL INSECURITY: AN EXAMINATION OF THE FOURTH REPUBLIC. Crawford Journal of Business & Social Science, 5 (2). pp. 46-60. ISSN 2141 - 9094

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National security has always been a major concern of every country in the world. This is why leaders of countries of the world can go to any length to secure life and property of its citizenry as well as the geographical boundaries of their countries. In addition, political leaders across the globe always handle with urgency the domestic violence capable of threatening the national security of their countries. Nigeria has been a theatre of violent conflicts with some of the conflicts and violence threatening the security of the country. Anchored on the political-economy approach, with heavy reliance on secondary data, the study examines the political and economic motivations of perpetrators of insecurity in the country with a particular focus on the Fourth Republic. The study finds that divisive politics among the various ethnic groups in the country, "Political and economic gains associated with political power as well as joblessness among youths are the major causative factors of insecurity in the country. The study therefore recommends among others: the need to tone down on divisive politics by the various ethnic groups in the country as this has generated conflict, violence with implications for insecurity in the country; that political and economic benefits associated .with political offices should be reduced to make them less attractive. Politicians should be re-orientated towards seeing political posts as means of rendering services to the people rather than a means to amass wealth for themselves, their immediate families and other social affiliations they belong. The government should embark on mass youth employment so that they will no longer be willing instruments in the hands of desperate politicians or religious zealots. The aforementioned if tenaciously adhere to will invariably reduce insecurity problems in the country

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2016 14:24
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2016 14:24

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