The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said no fewer than 210 million Nigerians had been active mobile subscribers in Nigeria as of August with a teledensity of 109.99 percent.
The Executive Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Dambatta, stated this on Monday at the NCC Day at the 43rd Kano International Trade Fair.
Dambatta represented by the Deputy Director, of Consumer Affairs of the commission, Mr Banji Ojo, said that Internet subscribers in the country had exceeded 152.2 million with a broadband penetration of 44.56 percent.
According to him: “Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is not the only fastest growing industry but it is also an important enabler of innovation and development.
“The telecommunication sector is a strategic driver of the digital economy, especially in the activities of small and medium enterprises across Nigeria and beyond.”
The commission in conjunction with the ministry of the digital economy is putting all the structures in place, so as to get majority of Nigerians connected to the internet.
By making internet services available to all Nigerians, ideas such like electronic voting, e-banking, and the likes will be visible, even in remote villages.
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