Nigeria

House of Representatives

Political system
Presidential system
Structure of parliament
Bicameral
IPU membership
Yes

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
House of Representatives
Structure & status of parliament
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
4

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1961 to 1965
from 1980 to 1983
from 1993 to 1993
from 1999
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
African Group

Speaker

Official title
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Speaker
Tajudeen Abbas (Male)
Date of birth: 01 Oct 1965
Term
13 Jun 2023
Additional information

Elected on 13 June 2023.

Speaker terms

No information available

Secretary general

Official title
Clerk to the National Assembly
Secretary General
Sani Tambawal Magaji (Male)
Term
29 Mar 2023
Notes

Appointed on 29 March 2023.

Official title
Clerk of the House
Secretary General
Yahaya Danzaria (Male)
Term
31 Aug 2023
Notes

Appointed on 31 August 2023.

Members

Statutory number of members
360
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
360
Current number of members
358
Men
344
Women
14
Percentage of women
3.9%
Statutory number of members per country 
469
Population (in thousands)
213,401
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
455,013

Age

Data on the age of parliamentarians is collected at the start of the legislature, following the most recent elections. This data is not updated during the legislature, except when parliament notifies the IPU of a change in the youngest or oldest member.

Average age of all members
50.3
(2019-06 - 2023-01)
Youngest member
Ibrahim Mohammed (Male)
Youngest member (years)
26
Oldest member
Mustapha Khabees (Male)
Oldest member (years)
72
Number of members, by age (2019-06 - 2023-01)
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
Male 0 0 39 54 67 157 19 0 0 0 336
Female 0 0 0 2 4 6 0 0 0 0 12
Totals per age interval 0 0 39 56 71 163 19 0 0 0 348
Total <= 45: 95 Total >= 46: 253
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
11.2% 11% 0.0%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
27.3% 27% 0.6%

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups
No
Electoral quota for women
No
Youth quota
No

Links to additional information

Parliamentary website
List of members
Rules of procedure/Standing Orders
No information available
Constitution

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No