Conference paper on FOCUSING SECURITY AND NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: ISSUES AND CHALLENGES
The rigorous pursuit of reforms in the development of our society by successive administration is a reflection of the implicit confidence policy makers have in its potency as a development strategy. The paper focused on the prominent role played by peace, security of life and properties in the development of the society. It ramified the conceptual issues of National Security and development. It examined the challenges of National Security in Nigeria such as political instability, economic recession, struggle for national integration, poverty, national reorientation, increase in crime rate, etc. It examined the correlations between all challenges of insecurity in Nigeria particularly in the area of poverty, unemployment, inadequate industries, inadequate foreign investment, diversion of public fund, youth restiveness, social violence and negative effect on the well-being of the citizenry. The paper revealed the issues raised and proffered solution that the issues are meant for pro-active reaction of the generality of the Nigerians and not the Government alone for National growth and development.
Keywords:- Conceptual Issues, Security, Challenges and National Development.