Complete List of Senators in Nigeria 2024

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This blog post delves into the list of new Nigerian senators. Each of the 36 states in Nigeria is divided into 3 senatorial districts. A senator heads the senatorial districts. The Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria is also headed by one senator. This makes a total of 109 senators in Nigeria.

The 10th National Assembly (NASS) of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is a bicameral legislature consisting of senators who were inaugurated on 13 June 2023 and will run their course until 13 June 2027. 

Currently, there are three (3) female senators in Nigeria; all others are male. The female senators in Nigeria include:

  • Idiat Oluranti Adebule (Lagos West, APC)
  • Ipalibo Harry Banigo (Rivers West, PDP)
  • Ireti Heebah Kingibe (FCT, LP)

It is also worth noting that a large chunk of Nigerian senators belong to the APC party followed by PDP.

Roles of Senators in Nigeria

Why do we have senators appointed in Nigeria in the first place? What are the responsibilities they are saddled with?

  1. Constituency voice: Senators serve as the voice of their constituencies in the National Assembly, raising concerns, advocating for needs, and ensuring their interests are reflected in national policies and laws.
  2. Public engagement: They hold town hall meetings, interact with constituents, and address their grievances, acting as a bridge between the people and the government.
  3. Initiating and debating bills: Senators propose, discuss, and vote on bills covering various aspects of national life, from the economy and education to security and infrastructure.
  4. Amending the Constitution: They have the power to amend the Nigerian Constitution, requiring a two-thirds majority vote, and ensuring fundamental laws reflect the evolving needs of the nation.
  5. Scrutinizing executive actions: Senators hold public hearings, summon officials, and investigate the activities of the executive branch, ensuring transparency, accountability, and adherence to the law.
  6. Monitoring public institutions: They oversee the عملکرد of government agencies, commissions, and other bodies, identifying and addressing issues like corruption, inefficiency, and abuse of power.
  7. Approving presidential appointments: The Senate confirms or rejects key presidential appointments, including ministers, judges, and heads of important commissions, ensuring competent and qualified individuals fill these positions.
  8. Ratifying treaties: They have the final say on international treaties and agreements, safeguarding national interests and ensuring alignment with Nigeria’s foreign policy objectives.
  9. Impeachment power: The Senate has the sole authority to try and remove the President or Vice President from office in cases of gross misconduct or inability to perform their duties.

List of Senators in Nigeria 2024

Below is a highlighted list of all the senatorial districts in Nigeria, their senators and their political parties. 

1. ABIA STATE

  • Abia North: Kalu Orji Uzor (APC) 
  • Abia Central: Darlington Nwokeocha (LP) 
  • Abia South: Abaribe Enyinnaya Harcourt (APGA)

2. ADAMAWA STATE

  • Adamawa North: Ishaku Elisha Cliff (APC) 
  • Adamawa South: Yaroe Binos Dauda (PDP) 
  • Adamawa Central: Aminu Iya Abbas (PDP)

3. AKWA-IBOM STATE

  • Akwa Ibom North East: Bassey Aniekan Etim (PDP) 
  • Akwa Ibom North West: Akpabio Godswill Obot (APC) 
  • Akwa Ibom South: Akpan Ekon Sampson (PDP)

4. ANAMBRA STATE

  • Anambra North: Tony Nwoye (LP)
  • Anambra Central: Umeh Victor Chukwunonyelu (LP)
  • Anambra South: Ubah Patrick Ifeanyi (YPP)

5. BAUCHI STATE

  • Bauchi South: Umar Shehu Buba (APC)
  • Bauchi Central: Ahmed Abdul Ningi (PDP)
  • Bauchi North: Sumaila Dahuwa Kaila (PDP)

06. BAYELSA STATE

  • Bayelsa East: Agadaga Benson Sunday (PDP)
  • Bayelsa Central: Benson Friday Konbowei (PDP)
  • Bayelsa West: Dickson Henry Seriake (PDP)

7. BENUE STATE

  • Benue North East: Agadaga Benson Sunday (APC)
  • Benue North West: Titus Tartenger Zam (APC)
  • Bayelsa South: Moro Abba Patrick (PDP)

8. BORNO STATE

  • Borno North: Mohammed Tahir Monguno (APC)
  • Borno Central: Kaka Shehu Lawan (APC)
  • Borno South: Muhammed Ali Ndume (APC)

9. CROSS RIVER STATE

  • Cross River North: Jarigbe A. Jarigbe (PDP)
  • Cross River Central: Williams Eteng Jonah (APC)
  • Cross River South: Ekpenyong Asuquo (APC)

10. DELTA STATE

  • Delta Central: Dafinone Ede Omueya (PDP)
  • Delta North: Nwoko Chinedu Munir (APC)
  • Delta South: Joel-Onowakpo Thomas Ewomazino (APC)

11. EBONYI STATE

  • Ebonyi Central: Nwebonyi Onyeka Peter (APC)
  • Ebonyi North: Engr. Eze Kenneth (APC)
  • Ebonyi South: Nweze David Umahi (APC)

12. EDO STATE

  • Edo Central: Okpebholo Monday (APC)
  • Edo North: Adams Aliyu Oshiomole (APC)
  • Edo South: Imasuen Neda Bernards (LP)

13. EKITI STATE

  • Ekiti North: Fasuyi Cyril Oluwole (APC)
  • Ekiti Central: Bamidele Michael Opeyemi (APC)
  • Ekiti South: Adaramodu Adeyemi Raphael (APC)

14. ENUGU STATE

  • Enugu East: Kelvin Chukwu (LP)
  • Enugu West: Ngwu Osita (PDP)
  • Enugu North: Ezea Okechukwu (LP)

15. GOMBE STATE

  • Gombe Central: Mohammed Danjuma Goje (APC)
  • Gombe South: Yaro Anthony Siyako (PDP)
  • Gombe North: Dankwambo Ibrahim Hassan (PDP)

16. IMO STATE

  • Imo East: Onyewuchi Ezenwa Francis (LP)
  • Imo West: Izunaso Osita Bonaventure (APC)
  • Imo North: Ndubueze Patrick Chiwuba (APC)

17. JIGAWA STATE

  • Jigawa South West: Khabeeb Mustapha
  • Jigawa North East: Abdulhamid Mallam-Madori Ahmed
  • Jigawa North West: Hussaini Babangida Uba

18. KADUNA STATE

  • Kaduna North: Khalid Ibrahim Mustapha
  • Kaduna Central: Lawal Adamu Usman
  • Kaduna South: Katung Sunday Marshal

19. KANO STATE

  • Kano Central: Shekarau Ibrahim
  • Kano North: Barau I. Jibrin
  • Kano South: Kawu Suleiman Abdurahman

20. KATSINA STATE

  • Katsina North: Nasir Zani Zangon Daura (APC)
  • Katsina South: Dandutse Muntari Mohammed (APC)
  • Katsina Central: Abdulaziz Musa Yarasua (APC)

21. KEBBI STATE

  • Kebbi North: Yahaya Abubakar Abdullahi (PDP)
  • Kebbi Central: Adamu Mohammed Mainasara Aliero (PDP)
  • Kebbi South: Musa Garba (PDP)

22. KOGI STATE

  • Kogi Central: Ohere Sadiku Abubakar (APC)
  • Kogi East: Isah Jibrin (APC)
  • Kogi West: Karimu Sunday Steve (APC)

23. KWARA STATE

  • Kwara North: Umar Sadiq Suleiman (APC)
  • Kwara Central: Mustapha Saliu (APC)
  • Kwara South: Ahiru Oyelola Isa (APC)

24. LAGOS STATE

  • Lagos Central: Sanni Wasiu Eshilokun (APC)
  • Lagos East: Abiru Mukhail Adetokunbo (APC)
  • Lagos West: Adebule Idiat Oluranti (APC)

25. NASARAWA STATE

  • NASARAWA North: Akwashiki Godiya (SDP)
  • Nasarawa West: Aliyu Wadada Ahmed (SDP)
  • Nasarawa South: Jiya Peter Ndalikali (PDP)

26. NIGER STATE

  • Niger East: Musa Mohammed Sani (APC)
  • Niger North: Sani Bello Abubakar (APC)
  • Niger South: Jiya Peter Ndalikali (PDP)

27. OGUN STATE

  • Ogun Central: Salisu Shuaib Afolabi (APC)
  • Ogun East: Daniel Justus Olugbenga (APC)
  • Ogun West: Adeola Solomon Olamilekan (APC)

28. ONDO STATE

  • Ondo North: Ipinsagba Emmanuel Olajide (APC)
  • Ondo Central: Adegbonmire Adeniyi Olajide (APC)
  • Ondo South: Jimoh Ibrahim Folorunsho (APC)

29. OSUN STATE

  • Osun Central: fadeyi Oluwole Olubiyi (PDP)
  • Osun East: Fadhunsi Adenigba Francis (PDP)
  • Osun West: Oyekumi Kamorudeen Olalere (PDP)

30. OYO STATE

  • Oyo Central: Akintunde Yunus Abiodun (APC)
  • Oyo North: Buhari Abdulfatai (APC)
  • Oyo South: Alli Sharafadeen Abiodun (APC)

31. PLATEAU STATE

  • Plateau South: Napoleon Binkap Bali (PDP)
  • Plateau Central: Diket Plang (APC)
  • Plateau North: Mwadkwon Simon Davou (PDP)

32. RIVERS STATE

  • Rivers East: Onyesoh Allwelheacho (PDP)
  • Rivers South East: Mpigi Barinada (PDP)
  • Rivers West: Banigo Ipalibo Harry (PDP)

33. SOKOTO STATE

  • Sokoto East: Abdullahi Ibrahim Gobir (APC)
  • Sokoto North: Aliyu Wamakko (PDP)
  • Sokoto South:  Aminu Tambuwal (PDP)

34. TARABA STATE

  • Taraba South: David S.U Jimkuta (APC)
  • Taraba Central: Manu Haruna (PDP)
  • Taraba North: Isa Shuaibu Lau (PDP)

35. YOBE STATE

  • Yobe East: Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam (APC)
  • Yobe North: Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan (APC)
  • Yobe South: Ibrahim Bomai (APC)

36. ZAMFARA STATE

  • Zamfara North: Ya’u Sahabi Alhaji (APC)
  • Zamfara Central:  Ikra Bilbis (PDP)
  • Zamfara West: Abubakar Abdul’Aziz Yari (APC)

37. FCT

  • Kingibe Ireti Heebah (LP)

Conclusion

We hope this comprehensive blog post helped you get the names of the senators you were searching for. As a Nigerian, it is relevant to at least know the senators serving your state of residence and/or origin. Do you know them? Reply in the comments.

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