Section 90, 91, 92 and 93 of the 1999 Constitution: Composition and Staff of State House of Assembly


The 1999 Constitution

Section 90

There shall be a House of Assembly for each of the States of the Federation.

(Every state must mandatorily have its own House of Assembly to make the State’s Laws & domesticate the Federal Laws (where necessary))

Section 91

Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, a House of Assembly of a State shall consist of three or four times the number of seats which that State has in the House of Representatives divided in a way to reflect, as far as possible nearly equal population:

(The composition of the State’s House of Assembly shall be a representation of the number of Seats that the State has in the Federal House of Representatives, structured in a way as to show the population of the State. Also, the Seats in the House of Assembly shall be 3 or 4 times as many Seats as the State has in the House of Representatives.)

Provided that a House of Assembly of a State shall consist of not less than twenty-four and not more than forty members.

(The Seats shall not be less than 24 but not more than 40 at a time.)

Section 92 (1)

There shall be a Speaker and a Deputy Speaker of a House of Assembly who shall be elected by the members of the House from among themselves.

(The members of a State House of Assembly shall elect a Speaker & Deputy Speaker from amongst themselves)

Section 92 (2)

The Speaker or Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly shall vacate his office

(The elected Speaker or Deputy Speaker shall leave the office if any of the following happens:)

Section 92 (2)(a)

if he ceases to be a member of the House of Assembly otherwise than by reason of the dissolution of the House;

(If he stops being a member of the House of Assembly apart from the end of the tenure)

Section 92 (b)

when the House first sits after any dissolution of House; or

(The next time the House sits after a dissolution)

Section 92 (c)

if he is removed from office by a resolution of House of Assembly by the votes of not less than two-third majority of the members of the House.

(If they are removed from the position by a resolution, voted for by at least 2/3 of the members of the House.)

Section 93

There shall be a Clerk to a House of Assembly and such other staff as may be prescribed by a Law enacted by the House of Assembly, and the method of appointment of the Clerk and other staff of the House shall be as prescribed by that Law.

(The House of Assembly shall make laws to employ staff and a Clerk & the mode of employment shall be up to the House.)

Read what the Constitution says about the National Assembly here.

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