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Nigeria

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House of Representatives

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theSenate

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Femi Gbajabiamila (Male)
Year of birth
1962
Additional information
Elected on 11 June 2019.
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary general
Mohammed Ataba Sani-Omolori (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 15 Aug. 2016.
Secretary general
Abdulkadir Adamu (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 29 Aug. 2017.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
343
See historical data for this field.
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
12
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
3.38% See historical data for this field.

Age

Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
267
Total per sex
Total of male
347
Total of female
13
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
0
31-40
40
41-45
53
46-50
100
51-60
150
61-70
13
71-80
4
81-90
0
91 and over
0
Number of members, by age
Breakdown of members by age and gender
18 - 20 21 - 30 31 - 40 41 - 45 46 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 - 90 91 and over Totals per gender
Totals per age interval 0 0 40 53 100 150 13 4 0 0
Total <= 45: 93 Total >= 46: 267
Male 0 0 40 50 93 147 13 4 0 0 347
Female 0 0 0 3 7 3 0 0 0 0 13
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger0%0%0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger11.11%11.11%0%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger25.83%25%0.83%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Elections > Election results

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
343
Number of women elected
12
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
3.33%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
12

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
343
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
12
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Femi Gbajabiamila (Male)
Political party
All Progressives Congress (APC)
Date of election
11.06.2019
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1960
Women’s right to vote
Right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1960
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
Prior to independence, under British administration, as of 1958 suffrage was granted to some women in some particular regions. This right was extended and confirmed at independence.
Women’s right to stand for election
Right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1960
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Stand for Election : Restricted or Universal
Universal
Notes Stand for Election: Additional Notes on right to stand for election
Prior to independence, under British administration, as of 1958 suffrage was granted to some women in some particular regions. This right was extended and confirmed at independence.
First woman in parliament
Parliamentary bodies > Caucuses

Women

Caucus name
Nigeria Female Parliamentarians
The caucus is open to male MPs
No
The caucus is cross-party
No
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
No
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
No
The caucus has a communication plan
No