Youth Restiveness: Nigeria’s Security and Sustainable Development

Yusuf Abdu Yusuf


Youth restiveness has been on the increase in almost all communities in Nigeria, most especially in recent past. Since the inception of transition from military to civilian regime, there has been a mass proliferation of unravelled violence, killing of innocent people; and, most recently, the bomb blasts, kidnapping and abduction. The study examines the incidence of youth restiveness in Nigeria and how this has affected Nigeria’s security and sustainable development. The paper used secondary source and personal observation to generate the required data. The paper argues that poverty, unemployment and lack of access to education, among others, have been responsible for this unprecedented increase of youth restiveness. Similarly, this unfolding scenario is further exacerbated by unwillingness from the side of government to curtail the phenomenon. The study contends that unless this scenario is remedied, security and sustainable development will not be attained in the country.

Keywords: Youth restiveness, poverty, security, sustainable development

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