Nigeria

About parliament

Basic information such as the official name of parliament and details of its structure and leadership. Also includes the current breakdown of MPs by sex and age, and provisions for quotas and reserved seats.

Parliament name
National Assembly
Chamber name
Senate
Structure & Status of parliament This field is to indicate lower/upper in the back end.
Upper chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
4

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1961 to 1966
from 1980 to 1984
from 1993 to 1994
from 1999
IPU Geopolitical Group/s IPU Geopolitical Groups: African Group, Arab Group, Asia-Pacific Group, Eurasia Group, Group of Latin America and the Caribbean (GRULAC), Twelve Plus Group.
African Group

Speaker

Official title The Speaker may for example be known as the Presiding Officer, President, Chairman/Chairperson, etc.
President of the Senate
Speaker
Ahmad Lawan (Male)
Year of birth
1959
Term
11.06.2019
Additional information
Elected on 11 June 2019.
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Secretary General

Official title This post is most commonly called Secretary General or Clerk. It may also be called Secretary, Head/Chief of the Secretariat, Director General, etc.
Acting Clerk to the National Assembly
Secretary General
Amos Olatunde Ojo (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 17 July 2020.
Official title This post is most commonly called Secretary General or Clerk. It may also be called Secretary, Head/Chief of the Secretariat, Director General, etc.
Acting Clerk of the Senate
Secretary General
Dauda Ibrahim El-Ladan (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 17 July 2020.

Members

Statutory number of members Statutory number of members, as defined in the constitution or other fundamental law.
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected members Directly elected by citizens.
109
Current number of members Number of members who currently hold seats in parliament. May be lower or higher than the statutory number of members.
109
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Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
101
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
8
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
7.34% See historical data for this field.
Statutory number of members per country As defined in the constitution or other fundamental laws. Combines the number of parliamentarians in both chambers in bicameral parliaments.
Population (in thousands) Source: United Nations, World Population Prospects.
181,182
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Inhabitants per parliamentarian Calculated by dividing the population by the statutory number of parliamentarians.
386,316 See historical data for this field.

Age

Data on the age of parliamentarians is collected at start of the legislature, following the most recent elections. This data is not updated during the legislature.

 

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups Reserved seats are a means to ensure the parliamentary representation of certain groups in society.
Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Electoral quota for youth Quotas to promote the representation of youth in parliament.