Effect of Insecurity of Security Officers on Nigeria’s Economic Prospects
This study examined the effect of insecurity of security officers on economic prospects in Nigeria. This work seeks to explain the meaning of security, insecurity, types of security, causes of insecurity of security officers, and its effect on Nigeria’s economic prospect. The security officials whose statutory assignment is to secure the citizens’ and aliens’ lives and properties must be first safe to discharge their duties diligently. Therefore, a random sampling was done through the distribution of 130 questionnaires to respondents. Also, secondary data, such as, relevant books, newspapers, research articles, and government publications in Nigeria, were adopted. After the data analysis was conducted, the findings testified that insecurity of security officials is evident in Nigeria due to many identified factors responsible for their insecurity. This hinders Nigeria’s economic prospect from discouragement caused to both existing and prospective investors locally and internationally. It also led to the displacement of investors from the crisis zone to a peaceful area, sometimes leading to the relocation of industry to assured security countries. After rigorous findings, this research concluded and recommended that the government, civil society, and every arm of society must take a proactive approach to ensure that the safety of every security official in Nigeria is given needed attention to address the issue.