Nigeria’s Internet Subscribers Hit 151 million, Says NBS

The total number of internet users in Nigeria reached an all-time high of 151.51 million subscribers in the third quarter of 2020, figures from the National Bureau of Statistics has revealed.

According to the NBS report on Monday, the figure represents a 5.48 percent increase from 143.63 million recorded in the previous quarter.

The report stated that a total of 205 million voice subscribers were active in the period compared to 196.24 million subscribers in the second quarter of 2020, representing a 4.59 percent increase.

The report stated that MTN has the highest share of subscriptions, closely followed by Glo, Airtel, and emerging markets telecommunications services (9 Mobile) respectively.

According to the report, Lagos recorded the highest number of subscribers in terms of active voice in the third quarter of last year with 25.25 million people, followed by Kano (14.42 million); Ogun (11.82 million); Oyo (10.46 million); and Federal Capital Territory with 9.09 million subscribers.

On the other hand, Bayelsa, Ekiti, Ebonyi, Jigawa, Gombe had the least number of active voice subscribers at 1.49 million, 1.82 million, 1.83 million, 2.58 million and 2.65 million respectively.

Similarly, the report showed that Lagos, Kano, Ogun, Oyo and FCT had the highest number of active internet subscribers in the third quarter with 19 million, 10.26 million, 8.82 million, 7.95 million and 6.83 million respectively.

Similarly, Bayelsa, Ebonyi, Ekiti, Jigawa, and Gombe recorded the least number of internet subscribers at 1.09 million, 1.28 million, 1.43 million, 1.85 million and 1.87 million subscribers respectively.