Though the relationship between the environment, security and development has long been established, it is often overlooked. Though complex, it can be noticed that there is a direct correlation between environmental degradation, social disruption and conflict and consequently the level of development a society attains. This paper brings this relationship to the fore in the light of the current environmental, security and ultimately, developmental challenges bedevilling Nigeria. It submits that proactive advocacy is an imperative intervention which if appropriately deployed will not only step up awareness of the intervening variables but equally engender political support for addressing the issues to ensure sustainable development in the country.
Keywords: Aadvocacy, environment, development, security