International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Youth, Unemployment and National Security in Nigeria
Chukwuma Osakwe

Youth unemployment as it concerns national security has been garnering a significant body of literature. In the burgeoning literature, the component parts of youth, unemployment and national security is not adequately assessed and analyzed. This paper is an attempt to describe and analyze the component parts for a better appreciation of youth unemployment on national security issues and challenges. The paper goes on to confirm and put in historical perspective that the youth bulge and unemployment are catalysts to national security issues and challenges. While not diminishing their importance, the paper posits that some of the data used in analyzing unemployment need to be re-evaluated, placed in context and a new perspective proffered on the role and importance of youth unemployment in the broad area of national security.

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