House of Representatives (Nigeria)

The House of Representatives (also called Green Chamber) is the lower chamber of Nigeria's bicameral National Assembly.[1] The Senate is the upper chamber.[2]

House of Representatives
10th National Assembly
Coat of arms or logo
Term limits
New session started
13 June 2023 (2023-06-13)
Tajudeen Abbas, APC
since 13 June 2023
Benjamin Kalu, APC
since 13 June 2023
Majority Leader
Julius Ihonvbere, APC
since 4 July 2023
Minority Leader
Kingsley Chinda, PDP
since 4 July 2023
Majority Whip
Usman Bello Kumo, APC
since 4 July 2023
Minority Whip
Ali Isa, PDP
since 4 July 2023
Political groups
Majority (176)

Minority (118)

Others (64)

Vacant (2)

  •   Vacant (2)
Length of term
4 years
Last election
25 February 2023
Next election
27 February 2027
Meeting place
National Assembly Complex
Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

The Green Chamber has 360 members who are elected in single-member constituencies using the plurality (or first-past-the-post) system, most recently in 2023. Members serve four-year terms. The presiding officer of the house is the Speaker, currently Tajudden Abbas (as of April 2024).

State delegations edit

The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, assumes a National Assembly for the federation which consists of a Senate and a House of Representatives. The Senate consists of three members from each Nigerian state and one member from the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The House of Representatives consists of 360 members, each representing a federal constituency.[3]

Current composition edit

Party Seats
All Progressives Congress 176
Peoples Democratic Party 118
Labour Party 35
New Nigeria People's Party 19
All Progressives Grand Alliance 5
African Democratic Congress 2
Social Democratic Party 2
Young Progressive Party 1
Vacant seats 2
Total 360

Members (since 1979) edit

Party leaders edit

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 the highest minority, the current leaders in the 10th National Assembly are: Majority Leader Prof. Julius Ihonvbere From Edo State, Chief Whip Usman Bello Kumo from Gombe State, Abdullahi Ibrahim Halims from Kogi State as the Deputy Majority Leader, while Ogun Lawmaker, Oriyomi Onanuga emerged as the Deputy Chief Whip, and Minority Whip goes to Kingsley Chinda from Wike Camp and Deputy Minority Leader goes to two termed Member from Billiri, Gombe State, Ali Isa J.C.[4]

See also edit

References edit

  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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