Osinbajo Says Improving Economy Is Central To Improving Security In The Country

“Improving human capital development especially education, and providing more opportunities for earning a living, will reduce the numbers of young persons available for recruitment into the ranks of the Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists in the North East, and the bandits and other criminals around the country.”

“The poor are especially vulnerable to jeopardizing national security and that is why it is important for government to make adequate provision for that class of people”

“Man is central to the economy, if anything makes it difficult or impossible for him to function, the economy is weak and the whole progress of the community is stalled.”

Lecture By His Excellency, PROF. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, GCON, Vice President Of The Federal Republic Of Nigeria, At The National Deffence College, Course 28 Lecture On The 31ST Of January, 2020.

Let us begin by talking about what National Security means today. The old conception of national security was solely the protection of territorial integrity and national sovereignty by military means. So national security simply meant the absence external or internal conflicts.

But today in the field of national security scholarship, the idea of human security has taken centerstage as a more holistic interpretation of the State’s sovereign responsibility to guarantee the safety and wellbeing of the citizenry.

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