Security and National Development in Nigeria: Islamic Perspectives

Abdulwahid Sulayman Murtadha Alakuko, Abdulganiyi Musa, Murtala Saad, Ladan Sule Haruna


National Security is generally held as a prerequisite for economic growth by economic development theorists in other words, the sustainability or otherwise of the development of any given economy is essentially dependent on the general state of health of the national security architecture. Without doubt, security is an enabler of national development. There can be no sustainable national development without peace and security. Increasingly, security and development concerns have become interlinked. Thus, the paper discussed the concept of security, security threats and national development, types of human security, causes of insecurity in Nigeria. Finally, the paper looked at the Islamic perspectives in security and national development to find solutions to the security in Nigeria.


Security; National development; Nigeria; Islamic perspectives

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