Proffering solution to insecurity and unemployment through art in Nigeria

  • MA Jaji


The siege on Nigerian cities by unemployed youths is illustrated by daily violent tendencies that result in insecurity. Insecurity therefore, may be partly linked up with unemployment. Art is an employer of labour. Its utilization by a nation can lead to effective engagement of citizens in worthwhile activities for economic benefits. This paper explores the contribution of art to economic viability in engaging the menace of insecurity and unemployment issues that lead to delinquency, armed banditry and terrorism such as the “Boko haram.” In the search for national security and gainful employment through art, it comes to light that there were contradictions in the implementation of the National Development Plan. Finally, it concludes by seeing art as a major option in the realization of employed and secured citizenship.

Keywords: Art, insecurity, unemployment, economic viability


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