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Government - Functions of Government

len Alfred Ajibola - Thu, 13th June, 2019 @ 00:23

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Academic Questions in Government

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The absence of government in a country or state is referred to as _____.

  • A. chaos
  • B. doom
  • C. oligarchy
  • D. autocracy
  • E. anarchy
  • F. meritocracy

The definition of democracy as "Government of the people, by the people and for the people" is a concept of _____.

  • A. John F. Kennedy
  • B. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • C. Aristotle
  • D. George W. Bush
  • E. Kamala Harris
  • F. Abraham Lincoln

A form of government where the wealthy rule the people is known as _____.

  • A. plutocracy
  • B. timocracy
  • C. technocracy
  • D. meritocracy
  • E. richocracy
  • F. autocracy

Which of the following countries isn't a result of the disintegration of the Soviet Union (USSR)?

  • A. Malta
  • B. Latvia
  • C. Moldova
  • D. Estonia
  • E. Georgia
  • F. Uzbekistan

Functions of Government:

  1. The Government defends and protects the lives and properties of its citizens.

    Note: This is the primary responsibility of the government.
    Please read on Your Responsibilities, Duties and Obligations as a Citizen here.


  2. The government make the laws as contained in the constitution. The law is meant to protect and guide every citizen. No citizen is above the law of his or her country.
    Please read on the Meaning, Qualities and Importance of Constitution here.

  3. The government provides justice through amicable settlements and disputes resolution. The judiciary arm of government is responsible for this function through the courts.
    Please read on the Arms of Government and their Respective Functions here.

  4. The government provides the necessary infrastructure to better the lives of her citizens. These will include good healthcare system, constant power supply, good roads and so on.
    Please read on the Characteristics of Government here.

  5. It is the role of the government to protect and defend the fundamental human rights of its citizens.
    Please read on the Fundamental Human Rights here.

  6. The government maintains law and order through the law enforcement agencies such the police and customs officers.
    Please read on the Importance of Government here.

  7. It is the duty of the government to generate revenue. Some of the various means through which government can generate revenue have already been listed above.
    Please read on Foreign Trade and Types of Foreign Trade here.

  8. It is the responsibility of the government to maintain external relations with other countries. This is probably why you see the presidents of other countries coming into your country; and your president visiting theirs.
    Please read on the Introduction to Government and Definitions of Government here.

Note: The Functions of Government is the same thing as "Roles of Government"

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Amazing facts in Government


NOTABLE POINTS IN Government

Anarchy is one of the forms of government. Ironically, it is the absence of government in a society, country or state.

An instance of anarchy occurred in Somalia in 1991 after a dictator name Said Barre was overthrown. This made Somalia disintegrate into fractions with local warlords imposing their authority over their land/area.

Other forms of government includes:

  1. Oligarchy
  2. Colonialism
  3. Monarchy
  4. Communism
  5. Federalism
  6. Dictatorship
  7. Democracy
  8. Meritocracy
  9. Autocracy
  10. Aristocracy 

Please read on the various forms of government here

Democracy is a form of government where the power of choosing a leader is vested on the people. It represents a government of the people, by the people and for the people.

According to Abrahim Lincoln,

Democracy means government of the people, by the people and for the people.

In democracy, the citizens have the rights to vote and be voted for. The citizens are mandated to choose their preferred candidate by voting for them through their political party. In fact, this voting process is considered as one of the civic responsibility of every citizen.

Please read on the fundamental Human Rights here.

NOTE: No one is above the rule of law in the democratic system. If the election outcome does not reflect the mandate of the people, a court of competent jurisdiction can nullify such election.

Democracy is practiced in countries like Nigeria, United States of America, India and South Africa.

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