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This paper attempts to review the exclusivity of contemporary society that breeds insurgency and to determine its impact on the security and socio-economic development of the Nigeria. The paper discusses the concept of insecurity; causes of insurgency in a contemporary society, consequences of insecurity, and examples were drawn from Nigeria to illustrate the relationship. A further review of global counter-insurgency approaches was made for a deeper view of the Nigerian situation. The paper discusses the history and the significance of Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) as a tool for job creation and counterinsurgency in contemporary Nigeria. Suggestions were finally proffered on how to enhance the performance of TVET.
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