Matakan Tabbatar Da Tsaro a Gwamnatance


    This paper dwelt on some of the security measures used by government to ensure and maintain security with a particular reference to Nigeria. It revealed that the Federal Government is the sole repository of security in Nigeria. The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999, as amended, has placed the burden and duty of security, the maintenance of law and order and protection of lives and property within the federation squarely upon the shoulders of the federal government. This means that the Federal Government solely owns and controls the security without sharing it with any of the 36 states and the FCT. Paragraphs 17 and 45 of Part 1, Second Schedule, of the Excusive Legislative List of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) has exclusively given the Federal Government control of the security agencies. Hence, the State Governments do not have direct control and significant roles to play in the maintenance of security, except complimenting the Federal Government via provision of logistics for the security agencies in their respective domains. Furthermore, the chapter explored the place of security in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as well as identified security agencies having the stake of ensuring security in Nigeria. It also enumerated and discussed some of the security measures being taken to provide, ensure security of lives and property in Nigeria as well as how Zamfara State Government has been making efforts and complementing Federal Government to contain the security threat the state grapples with. However, some of the security measures identified in the chapter are just overt ones with several covert ones not said here. This is because, no nation, world over, does reveal all of its security measures to avoid countering them by criminals, domestic collaborators and hostile nations.

    Fitilun Kalmomi: Tsaro, Gwamnati, Zaman Lafiya


    author/Sabi'u Alhaji Garba

    journal/Tasambo JLLC | 20 Dec. 2022 |  P. 108-117