Section 47, 48 and 49 of the 1999 Constitution: Composition and Staff of National Assembly

National Assembly

The 1999 Constitution

Section 47

There shall be a National Assembly for the Federation which shall consist of a Senate and a House
of Representatives.

(Nigeria has a National Assembly which is divided into two parts; The Senate and a House of Representatives)


Section 48

The Senate shall consist of three Senators from each State and one from the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

(The Senate is made up of three (3) representatives i.e. Senators from each State in Nigeria and one representative from Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.)


Section 49

Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, the House of Representatives shall consist of three hundred and sixty members representing constituencies of nearly equal population as far as possible, provided that no constituency shall fall within more than one State.

(Subject to what the Constitution says, the House of Representatives will be made up of three hundred and sixty (360) members who will represent constituencies of nearly equal population as far possible, as long as no constituency falls within more than one State.)

constituency is an area for which someone is elected as the representative in a government.

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Download a copy of the names of Senatorial Districts, Federal and State Constituencies Nationwide here.

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