House of Representatives (Nigeria)

The House of Representatives is the lower chamber of Nigeria's bicameral National Assembly.[1] The Senate is the upper chamber.[2]

House of Representatives
9th Nigeria National Assembly
Coat of arms or logo
Lower Chambers
of the National Assembly of Nigeria
Femi Gbajabiamila, APC
since 11 June 2019
Ahmed Idris Wase, APC
since 11 June 2019
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Political groups
Majority (197)

Minority (124)

Others (37)

Vacant (2)

  •   Vacant (2)
Length of term
4 years
Last election
February 2019
Next election
February 2023
Meeting place
National Assembly Complex
Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

The House of Representatives has 360 members who are elected in single-member constituencies using the plurality (or first-past-the-post) system. Members serve four-year terms. The Speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives is the presiding officer of the house.

Nigerian state delegationsEdit

The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, assumes a National Assembly for the federation which consist of a senate and a House of Representatives. The senate consist of three senate members from each Nigerian state and one senate member from the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. There must be three hundred and sixty members in total, representing constituencies for the Federal House of Representatives.[3]

Members (since 1979)Edit

Party leadersEdit

Party leaders and whips are elected by their respective parties in a closed-door caucus by secret ballot. With the APC holding a majority of seats and the PDP holding a minority, the current leaders in the 8th National Assembly are: Majority Leader Femi Gbajabiamila, Chief Whip Ado Garba Alhassan, Minority Leader Ogor Okuweh, and Minority Whip Umar Barde Yakubu.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Abdur-Rahman, Alfa-Shaban (12 June 2019). "Nigeria National Assembly leadership". Retrieved 13 June 2021.
  2. ^ "National Parliaments: Nigeria". Retrieved 13 June 2021.
  3. ^ "Chapter Five of the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria: Legislature".
  4. ^ "Principal Officers of The House of Representatives". Archived from the original on 21 April 2018. Retrieved 20 April 2018.
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