|President of Nigeria|
(diplomatic, outside the U.S.)
|Term length||Four years|
|Inaugural holder||Nnamdi Azikiwe|
1 October 1963
|Formation||1 October 1963|
|Salary||₦3,514,705 ($17,657) annually|
|Website||The State House Abuja|
The President of Nigeria is the head of state and head of the executive of Nigeria. The first President of Nigeria was Nnamdi Azikiwe. The current President is Muhammadu Buhari, since 29 May 2015.
Requirements[change | change source]
The 1999 Constitution of Nigeria of Nigeria sets the requirement. A president must:
- be a citizen of Nigeria;
- be at least 40 years old;
- be a member of a political party and is sponsored by that political party.
Powers of the president[change | change source]
These powers include:
- Appointing ambassadors and diplomatic and consular representatives
- Approving and signing of bills
- Conferring honours
- Receiving and recognising foreign diplomatic and consular representatives
- Referring a Bill to the Constitutional Court for a decision on the Bill's constitutionality
- Summoning the National Assembly, or Parliament to an extraordinary sitting to conduct special business
References[change | change source]
- "How To Address The President; He Is Not Your Excellency Or Your Honor, But Mr. President". The New York Times. 2 August 1891.
- Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; Professor Emmanuel Akyeampong; Mr. Steven J. Niven (2 February 2012). Dictionary of African Biography. OUP USA. pp. 314–. ISBN 978-0-19-538207-5.
- Smith, David (29 May 2015). "Historic succession complete as Buhari is sworn in as the president of Nigeria" – via www.theguardian.com.