Complete List of Speakers of House of Representatives in Nigeria from 1960 till date

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The Speaker of the House of Representatives is a prominent political figure who presides over the lower chamber of the National Assembly in Nigeria. The Senate President, on the other hand, presides over the upper chamber. The speaker is usually elected by members of the House. He plays a crucial role in the legislative process and the functioning of the government.

Now, in this article, we’ll be delving into the list of Nigerian personalities who have held this crucial position since 1960.

First Speaker of House of Representatives in Nigeria
Jaja Wachuckwu sleeping.
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Jaja Wachukwu is the first indigenous speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives from 1959 to 1960. He is popular for sleeping in a UN meeting after he was denied of expressing his dissatisfaction at a racial remark.

List of Speakers of the House of Representatives in Nigeria.

Below is the list including the speaker’s name and term.

S/NSpeaker of House of RepTerm/Tenure
1Jaja Wachukwu1959 – 1960
2Ibrahim Jalo Waziri1960 – 1966
3Edwin Ume-Ezeoke1979 – 1983
4Salisu Buhari1999 – 2000
5Ghali Umar Na’Abba2000 – 2003
6Aminu Bello Masari2003 – 2007
7Patricia Etteh2007
8Dimeji Bankole2007 – 2011
9Aminu Waziri Tambuwal2011 – 2015
10Hon. Yakubu Dogara2015 – 2019
11Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila2019 -2023
12Hon. Tajudeen Abbas2023 till date
List of Speakers of the House of Representatives in Nigeria.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the first female Speaker of the House of Representatives in Nigeria?

Patricia Olubunmi Foluke Etteh is the female Nigerian to serve as the Speaker of the House of rep. She was 10th 10th speaker.

Who is the first Speaker of the House of Representatives in Nigeria?

Sir Frederic Metcalfe of Great Britain is the first Speaker of the House of Representatives of Nigeria under John Macpherson. He was replaced by the first indigenous speaker, Jaja Wachuku, in 1959.

Who is the first Indigenous Speaker of the House of Representatives in Nigeria?

Jaja Wachuckwu was the first native Nigerian to occupy the position in 1959.

Who is the current Speaker of the House of Representatives in Nigeria?

The current speaker of the House of Rep is Hon. Tajudeen Abbas. He resumed office in June 2023.

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