NATIONAL SECURITY & SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: PROSPECTS AND CHALLENGES. HUMAN SECURITY AS ANTIDOTE TO INSECURITY.Kamaluddeen S. A. (Mrs) Kwara State College of Education, Ilorin
Kwara State, Nigeria.
The prevalent notion of insecurity as inadequate ‘policing’ and protection misses the point. Without tackling the underlying drivers of abject poverty and lack of opportunities, efforts aimed at 'investing' billions of naira at national security challenges can only produce same result as in the past money down the drains. If the national responses to security challenges are to be effective and sustainable, approach to insecurity has to be reviewed to contain one that addresses the forgotten issues... Human Security. This unrecognised aspect of national security is what this paper seeks to shed light on.