First Nigerian Speaker of National house of Parliament – Jaja Wachuku
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When the approval of Federation of Nigerian full independence was granted under a constitution that paved way for parliamentary government and self-government of the country’s three regions, Jaja Wachuku became first Nigerian national speaker of federal house of parliament.
The parliament is also called house of Representative.Jaja Wachuku took over from Sir Frederick Metcalfe of Britain.
As speaker of the house, Jaja Wachuku received Nigeria’s Instrument of Independence, also called Freedom Charter on October 1, 1960 from Princess Alexandra of Kent, the representative of Queen Elizabeth at the Nigerian independence ceremony.
Jaja Anucha Ndubuisi Wachuku was born on 1 January 1918 and died on 7 November 1996.