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question 10

Describe six achievements of the National Party of Nigeria (NPN) between 1979 and 1983.


This question appeared popular among the candidates but surprisingly, only very few candidates were able to stumble on two or three relevant points which were even not well explained. The general performance in
this question was below average. In order to scored good marks, candidates should have given the following answers:
(i)   the Party won the Presidential elections in 1979 and 1983;
(ii) the Party won more seats than any other political parties into the House of Representatives;
(iii) establishment of steel rolling mills e.g. Katsina, Osogbo, Itape;
(iv) the Party won the majority seats into the Senate;
(v) the Party built a number of housing estates in each state of the federation;
(vi) the Party established more Federal secondary schools in Nigeria, etc.


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