Re-Examining the Twin Concepts of Unemployment and Insecurity in COVID-19 Era: A Nigerian Perspective
This paper is an examination of the phenomenon of unemployment and its impact on insecurity in Nigeria, especially during COVID-19 era. The researchers employed descriptive and qualitative analysis of data obtained from secondary sources, including published textbooks, journals, and other internet materials relevant to the topic. The researchers posited that unemployment and insecurity are interwoven. Thus, high incidence of unemployment promotes insecurity, just as the latter amplifies the former. They argued that COVID-19 pandemic has increased unemployment which resulted to high incidence of insecurity in Nigeria. The researchers, therefore, offered recommendations including the need to effectively stem the tide of general unemployment for security stability in Nigeria to effectively achieve socio-economic development of the country.