International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

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

Need for Security Sector Reform: Nigerian Perspective
Ola Abegunde

Security as a concept is relative; this article dwells on safety of lives and property in Nigeria. The security system in Nigeria has not been enjoying the confidence of the citizens, based on how the sector is conducting its activities which have not in any way reflects professionalism. Therefore, the need for the reform of the sector to make it up to the task of securing of lives and property which it was established. The focus of this study is to examine the concept of security and security reform, take a historical look at civil-military relations in Nigeria, the challenges of security sector reform in Nigeria. Finally, the study concludes by recommending that the best approach to security sector reform is through extensive reconstruction, rehabilitation and reform of the security sector and the various institutions of government handling security issues.

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