Development Infancy: Explaining Unsecured Environments to Large-scale Industries in Nigeria from the Frustrated-aggression Theory Perspectives

  • Fatai Gbadebo Adeleke Osun State University
Keywords: Development infancy, Unsecured environments, Large-scale industries, Frustration and aggression, Perspectives, Nigeria


This paper examines security challenges on largescale industries toward achieving industrial development in Nigeria. This study does this within the
framework of the frustration-aggression theory. Triangulation of sampling techniques (purposive, simple random, key informant) and methods (Focus Group
Discussions, In-depth Interviews) of data collection
were adopted. The paper identified extreme level of
insecurity as an impediment to large-scale industrial
growth. Unsecured environment arose from overconcentration of industries, weak governmental
institutions and total neglect of indigenes on basic
social amenities by the government and industrialists.
The findings revealed over-exploitation of host-community resources and poor employment policies which
triggered anger of many frustrated unemployed youths.
Unsecured environment hindered economic
expansion, created unpleasant political interferences
that led to poor interpersonal relationship between the
indigenes and industrialists, and ill-social effects.
These effects led to the shortage of manpower, untimely and unnatural deaths of industrialists' and
companies' owners. Also, there were short business
plans by the industrialists, various courts' embargo on
communal and family lands, diversification of compensation by government institutions and low patronage of investors on large-scale industries. There is a
need for communal policing, effective communities
welfare policies to cement the relationship between the
companies and their host communities.

Author Biography

Fatai Gbadebo Adeleke, Osun State University

Department of Sociology and Criminology