INSECURITY CHALLENGES: A STUDY OF LECTURERS' PERCEIVED SOLUTIONS TO INSECURITY IN OGUN STATE, NIGERIA
Keywords:Insecurity, Perception, Kidnapping, Decentralisation, Ritual
This study investigated Insecurity Challenges: A Study of Lecturers' Perceived Solutions to Insecurity in Ogun State, Nigeria. The study adopted qualitative research approach and descriptive research design. Lecturers that taught Social Studies at Colleges of Education formed the population for this study. Six lecturers were purposively selected from two Colleges of Education in Ogun State, that is, three lecturers from each College of Education. Those lecturers were selected based on their deep knowledge on the contemporaries' issues in Social Studies in which security issue is among. The instrument for this study was structured open interview for lecturers' perception on solution to insecurity in Nigeria. The result revealed that there is need for decentralization of the police force to tackle local insecurity issues on time and there must be adequate funding to equip security personnel with necessary security equipment. It is therefore recommended that government must see the need for decentralization of police force to address security issues at local level.