Nigeria

House of RepresentativesSenate

House of Representatives

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Tajudeen Abbas (Male)
Year of birth
1965
Additional information
Elected on 13 June 2023.
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Secretary general

Secretary General
Sani Tambawal Magaji (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 29 March 2023.
Secretary General
Yahaya Danzaria (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 31 August 2023.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
344
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
14
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
3.91% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Ibrahim Mohammed (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
72
Oldest member
Mustapha Khabees (Male)
Members for whom no data is available
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Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1960
Women’s right to vote
Women’s 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
Women's 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
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1960
First woman speaker
Year of first woman speaker Date at which, for the first time in the country's parliamentary history, a woman became Presiding Officer of Parliament or of one of its Houses.
2007

Specialized body - Women's caucus

Women in parliaments committee
(June 2023)
Notes
Chair: Fatima Talba
Co-chair: EugeneDibiagwu Okechukwu

Contact information for the Committee