Nigeria

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Godswill Akpabio (Male)
Year of birth
1962
Additional information
Elected on 13 June 2023.
See historical data for this field.

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
Chinedu Akubueze (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 3 March 2022.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
105
See historical data for this field.
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
4
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
3.67% See historical data for this field.

Age

Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Asuquo Ekpenyong Jr. (Male)

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
106
Number of women elected
3
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.
2.75%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
3

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.
106
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.
3
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.
Godswill Akpabio (Male)
Political party
All Progressives Congress (APC)
Date of election
13.06.2023
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