Issues in Security, Good Governance and its Challenges to Economic Growth and Development

Alhaji Ahmadu Ibrahim


Security is tied to both social, political and economic growth and development of Nigeria. The negligence of the security sector is responsible for the non-performance of democratic governance and its attendant violent crimes, such as armed robbery, ethnic crisis, electoral violence, kidnapping, police brutality, etc. The relationship between democratic governance and security is not automatic in Nigeria. Therefore this paper uses available sources of data as its method or technique of data collection and analyse the missing gaps between security and development. The paper advance its findings and suggest some recommendations, some of which are, provision of an appropriate infrastructure for good governance, rule of law, overhauling the security sector to meet the challenges of law enforcement, surveillance and protective service delivery, creation of employment opportunities, and programmes to embark on total moral re-orientation of the citizens among others.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2013.v4n13p187

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