Re-Examining the Twin Concepts of Unemployment and Insecurity in COVID-19 Era: A Nigerian Perspective

  • Mageed Oshogwe Haruna Department of Sociology Federal University of Kashere, Gombe State- Nigeria
  • Victor Osarogie Osaghae Department of Public Administration Edo State Institute of Technology and Management Usen, Edo State, Nigeria

Abstract

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.

Author Biographies

Mageed Oshogwe Haruna, Department of Sociology Federal University of Kashere, Gombe State- Nigeria



Victor Osarogie Osaghae, Department of Public Administration Edo State Institute of Technology and Management Usen, Edo State, Nigeria




Published
2021-10-04
How to Cite
HARUNA, Mageed Oshogwe; OSAGHAE, Victor Osarogie. Re-Examining the Twin Concepts of Unemployment and Insecurity in COVID-19 Era: A Nigerian Perspective. SAU JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 2, p. 42-49, oct. 2021. Available at: <https://journals.sau.edu.ng/index.php/sjmas/article/view/360>. Date accessed: 22 oct. 2021.