National Insecurity: A Catalyst for Famine in Nigeria

1Olojede Ibukunoluwa, Bose

1Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences,

Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo, Oyo State.

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Nigeria has been plagued with incessant crises and these crises are a culmination of the country’s state of mal administration over the years which consequently have resulted in food insecurity. In the light of this, the paper conceptualized national insecurity as well as famine, stating the theory adopted. Qualitative technique was adopted and the findings from this paper revealed that some of the causes of insecurity is Poor policies. The problem arises when the focus on policies, structures and institutions is put above that of the people. Thus, when policies are not all inclusive in design, they tend to socially exclude the people by creating barriers through hike in food prices or accessibility to good quality of food thereby dooming the people to perdition. It therefore recommends and concludes that Policy frameworks should be established wherein indigenous conflict resolution Programmes would be created at the grassroots level in order to checkmate the escalation of violence at the local area, this will contain it from getting out of control and resulting to anarchy in the state.

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Olojede, I. B., (2022).National Insecurity: A Catalyst for Famine in Nigeria. African Journal of Politics and Administrative Studies (AJPAS), 15(1):214-230


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