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UNEMPLOYMENT, POVERTY AND INSECURITY: EXPLORING THEIR COMPLEX RELATIONSHIPS IN NIGERIA’S FOURTH REPUBLIC

 

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  1. Authors:
      • JOSHUA SEGUN, email: joshuasegun2003@yahoo.com , Afiliation: Department of Political Science and International Relations, Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria

  2. Keywords: Unemployment, Poverty, Insecurity, Nigeria, Fourth Republic

  3. Abstract: Nigeria represents a paradox of rich country-poor people. This is predicated on the fact that in spite of the rich natural resources the country parades, the level of poverty is remarkably high. Worst still, education seems not to guarantee employment again. Unemployment which culminates into poverty can be considered to be the factor contributing to insecurity in Nigeria. The paper, therefore, examines the complex relationships of unemployment, poverty and insecurity with a particular focus on the Nigeria’s Fourth Republic. With heavy reliance on secondary and empirical data, the paper finds that, although there is an increase in the country’s GDP and foreign reserve, poverty is still on the increase and consequently, serves as a driver of insecurity. In addition, various attempts at solving the problems of unemployment and poverty have not yielded desirable results. This is not unconnected with the fact that the various poverty alleviation or reduction programmes are not tailored towards the reduction of poverty of the poor, but to further enrich the rich at the detriment of the poor. The paper suggests among others, that poverty reduction should be vigorously and truly pursued for the benefit of the poor masses, agricultural sector should be used as a veritable platform to reduce unemployment and entrepreneurship development brought to the center stage of government efforts at reducing poverty.

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