Chapter V
The Legislature

Part II - House of Assembly of a State


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  1. There shall be a House of Assembly for each of the States of the Federation.
  2. 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:
    Provided that a House of Assembly of a State shall consist of not less than twenty-four and not more than forty members.

    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.
    2. The Speaker or Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly shall vacate his office -
      1. if he ceases to be a member of the House of Assembly otherwise than by reason of the dissolution of the House;
      2. When the House first sits after any dissolution of House; or
      3. 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.
  3. 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.
    Procedure for Summoning and Dissolution of House of Assembly

    1. Every person elected to a House of Assembly shall before taking his seat in that House, declare his assets and liabilities in the manner prescribed in this Constitution and subsequently take and subscribe before the Speaker of the House, the Oath of Allegiance and oath of membership prescribed in the Seventh Schedule to this Constitution, but a member may, before taking the oaths, take part in the election of the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly.
    2. The Speaker and Deputy Speaker of a House of Assembly shall declare their assets and liabilities in the manner prescribed by this Constitution and subsequently take and subscribe to the Oath of Allegiance and the oath of membership prescribed as aforesaid before the Clerk of the House of Assembly.
    1. At any sitting of a House of Assembly, the Speaker of that House shall preside, and in his absence the Deputy Speaker shall preside.
    2. In the absence of the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the House, such member of the House as the House may elect for a purpose shall preside.
    1. The quorum of a House of Assembly shall be one-third of all the members of the House.
    2. If objection is taken by any member of a House of Assembly present that there are present in that House (besides the person presiding) fewer than one-third of all the members of that House and that it is not competent for the House to transact business, and after such interval as may be prescribed in the rules of procedure of the House, the person presiding ascertains that the number of members present is still less than one-third of all the members of the House, he shall adjourn the House.


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