Gbajabiamila introduces bill to change how Reps are addressed

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The Speaker of Nigeria's House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has introduced legislation to change how members of the House are addressed.

The bill, called "A Bill for an Act to Amend the Legislative Houses (Powers and Privileges) Act, 2017," proposes that members of the House should be referred to as "Representatives" rather than "Honourables."

House of Representatives
House of Representatives

The legislation also includes provisions stating that Senators should be referred to as "Senators" for their entire lives.

The bill's purpose is to define and standardize the titles and addresses of members of the National Assembly.

Some members of the 9th House, including the Speaker, have already begun using "Rep." before their names instead of "Honourable" or "Hon."

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