HUMAN SECURITY: A CRUCIAL AND DESIRABLE COMPONENT OF SECURITY IN THE CONTEMPORARY NIGERIAN SOCIETY

Salama Sajo

Abstract


Security is a very important aspect of all human societies and sates. However the traditional understanding of the term security is limited to the State Security alone at the expense of some important aspects that deal directly with the humans in the state. Issues like poverty, unemployment, corruption, child labour, kidnapping, etc. undermine the worth and dignity of human person; and their prevalence in any society becomes a human security threat. This paper focused on the importance of Human Security as a major component of security in contemporary Nigeria. It also brought to light that human security is a global concern considering the various steps taken internationally to promote it.


Keywords


Human Security, State Security, Security threat, Contemporary Nigerian Society

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