NECO Government Answers 2023 (Obj & Essay) Questions is Now Out

2023 NECO Government Answers Released.

The Neco Government answers 2023 questions have been released. The National Examination Council (NECO) Senior School Certificate Examination for Government papers will hold on Thursday 13th July 2023 as scheduled.

The Neco government exam is for Paper III & II: Objective & Essay which will commence from 2.00 pm to 4.40 pm. In this post, we will be posting samples of the neco government questions for candidates that will participate in the examination.

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PAPER-II (Essay)
Answer only FOUR questions in the section.
Write your answers in the answer booklet provided.

1. (a) Describe government as an academic field of study.
(b) Identify four branches of government as an academic field of study.

2. (a) Explain the concept of legitimacy.
(b) State five factors that promote legitimacy of a government.
ANS: (a) Legitimacy is the recognition and acceptance of the right/authority of a government and its institution by the people, to make and enforce laws.

(b) (i) A government popularly elected through free and fair elections;
(ii) holding  of periodic elections;
(iii) adherence to the provision of the constitution of the state;
(iv) involvement and participation of the people in the management of the
affairs of the state;
(v) responsible and responsive leadership;
(vi) tolerance to opposing or divergent views;
(vii) respect for the Rule of Law;
(viii) acceptable ideology of the government;
(ix) acceptance of the government by the international community.

3. (a) What is authority?
(b) Highlight five ways by which citizens can participate in politics.
ANS: (a) Authority is the legal right to make and enforce laws that the citizens must obey.

(b) (i) By belonging to political parties;
(ii) by contesting elections;
(iii) by sponsoring political parties;
(iv) by voting in elections;
(v) by acting as party agents;
(vi) by attending political rallies;
(vii) by holding political posts;
(viii) by acting as election observers/ monitors.

4. (a) Explain political participation.
(b) State five ways a citizen can participate in the affairs of a state.

5. (a) Highlight three classes of the civil service structure.
(b) Identify three characteristics of the civil service.

6. State four achievements of Clifford’s Constitution of 1922 in Nigeria.
ANS: (i) The 1922 constitution introduced the elective principle;
(ii) it gave rise to political activities/ awareness in Nigeria;
(iii) it led to the formation of the first political party in Nigeria;
(iv) the constitution paved the way for the establishment of newspapers in Nigeria;
(v) it allowed more representation of Nigerians than the previous Nigeria Council;
(vi) it laid the foundation for constitutional developments in Nigeria;
(vii) it established a constitutional government in Nigeria as opposed to a government by statutory instruments;
(viii) it increased the tempo of nationalism in Nigeria.

7. Identify four elements of checks and balances in the pre-colonial Yoruba political system.
ANS: (i) Oyo-mesi – a Council of king-makers;
(ii) Ogboni – a secret society/ cult;
(iii) Ifa, the Oracle /Yoruba traditional priest;
(iv) occultic/ mystical calabash (Igba iwa);
(v) covenant /bond (Imule);
(vi) taboo /Prohibition/ forbidden acts;
(vii) swearing /Oath/ Vows (Ibura);
(viii) boycott or chiefs refusal to go to the chief’s palace;
(ix) revolt/ rebellion /uprisings/ demonstrations;
(x) impeachment /dethronement;
(xi) suicide.

8. Identify six problems encountered by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

9. (a) List the four towns that made up the four Communes of the French Colonial Administration in West Africa.
(b) State any four rights enjoyed by Africans in these four Communes.

10. Highlight six factors responsible for the formation of the National Congress of British West Africa.


12. (a) Identify any four past Secretaries-General of the United Nations Organizations (UNO).
(b) State any five functions of the Secretary-General of the United Nations Organization (UNO).
ANS: a. (i) Gladwyn Jebb; (ii) Trygve Lie; (iii) Dag Hammarskjold; (iv) U- Thant; (v) Kurt Waldheim; (vi) Javier Perez De Cuellar; (vii) Kofi Anan; (viii) Boutros Boutros Ghali.

(b) (i) The Secretary-General brings any matter that threatens world peace to the attention of the Security Council;
(ii) he prepares an annual report for the General Assembly;
(iii) he prepares the agenda for the meeting of the General Assembly and Security Council;
(iv) he appoints other members of staff in the Secretariat;
(v) he administers peacekeeping operations worldwide.

Neco Government Objective Questions 2023.

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