President of the Senate of Nigeria
The President of the Nigerian Senate is the presiding officer of the Senate of Nigeria, elected by its membership. The Senate President is second in line for succession to the Nigerian presidency, after the Vice President of Nigeria. The current President of the Senate is Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan.
|President of the Senate of The Federal Republic of Nigeria|
Seal of the Senate President of Nigeria
|Legislative Branch of the Federal Government|
|Member of||Nigerian Senate|
National Assembly Commission
|Seat||Three Arms Zone F.C.T Abuja|
|Appointer||Indirect Senate Election|
|Term length||4 years renewable|
|Constituting instrument||Constitution of Nigeria|
|Deputy||Deputy President of the Senate|
List of Senate Presidents
|Anyim Pius Anyim||2000–2003||PDP|
|Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan||11 June 2019 – present||APC|
- Nwafor Orizu was the only Senate President of Nigeria ever to ascend to the Nigerian presidency through the constitutional order of succession. He was later forced to handover power to Aguiyi-Ironsi military junta.
- David Mark became the first person to retain the Presidency of the Senate and serve a second term in 2011. He and his deputy were re-nominated without contest.
- David Mark was the longest serving senate president (2007-2015) and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu is the longest serving deputy senate president (2007 - 11 June 2019).
Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki was the first civilian former governor to become the president of the Senate.