Covid-19 and Nigeria: Rethinking the Architecture of National Security

  • Udochu Eke
  • Chinedu Emmanuel Ejor
Keywords: Covid-19, National Security, Lockdown, Pandemic, Traditional Security, Human Security


This paper explores the disputed concept of security. It is a modest attempt at investigating the perceived repercussions of the outbreak of Covid 19 on Nigeria’s National Security. In this regard, the paper deployed the qualitative approach of research, such that historical research method is applied via secondary sources of data, including textbooks, official documents, and internet sources, among others. The paper is nested around the changing notion of security, highlighting non-military threats repercussions of Covid 19 on Nigeria’s National Security. A key finding of the paper underscores that there exists a strong fact that threat to contemporary Nigeria’s National Security now includes non- military issues.


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