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Lagos, Ogun, Kano, Others Top Nigeria’s Internet Users

The National Bureau of Statistics has listed the top ten states with the most internet users in the country.

 

A check on the NBS database on Sunday revealed that the number of internet subscribers stood at 163.8 million as of December 2023.

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It added that as of the end of the fourth quarter of 2023, data on internet usage across the country reveals fascinating insights into which states are leading in digital connectivity.


This figure means that internet users in the country have witnessed significant growth as more citizens have gained access to the internet despite the hardship orchestrated by the removal of subsidy and floating of naira, among others.

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Last year, it was reported that internet users were about 154.8 million, a 1.35 per cent compared to the previous year (2021) which stood at 141.9 million.

The bureau said the upward movement marked a 9.07 per cent growth in internet subscribers for the sector in the period reviewed.

“On a quarter-on-quarter basis, this grew by 1.35 per cent,” NBS added.


Meanwhile for Q4 2023, Based on the NBS data, here are the top 10 states with the highest number of internet users in Nigeria:

 

  1. Lagos has 18.9 million internet users.
  2. Ogun has 9.5 million internet users.
  3. Kano has 9 million internet users.
  4. Oyo has 8.4 million internet users.
  5. Kaduna has 7.4 million internet users.
  6. FCT has 5.8 million internet users.
  7. Rivers has 5.6 million internet users.
  8. Adamawa has 5.4 million internet users.
  9. Katsina has 4.6 million internet users.
  10. Delta has 4.4 million internet users.
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