Development Communication as Strategic Anti-Albatross to Nigeria’s Insecurity

Afulike Don Christian, Ihechu Innocent Paschal, Ndukwe Udochukwu Emmanuel, Madueke Onyedikachi


This study undertook a critical survey, discussion and analysis of development communication as a strategy to curb Nigeria’s security questions. This is because a state must assure her citizens, non citizens and investors of internal security; various stakeholders must themselves act collectively, thereby employing emerging communication trends and paradigm on participatory dialogical communications. This paper employed desk research method to source data for the study. The study revealed that without a consistent social process of communication for development which must be based on dialogue, using participatory and ownership approaches by communities and individual affected by insecurity, unemployment, poverty and other developmental issues; the evidence to demonstrate the value of efforts by the respective governments and institutions will not be seen. The study, in view of security challenges facing the nation, recommended that all stakeholders should adopt policies and legislation at all levels that will provide enabling environment for communication for development to encourage media freedom and individual rights to information and communication towards a secured society. More also, strengthening networks and partnership at all levels to advance communication for development which will in turn advance security outcomes.

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