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Population of mobile phones users in Nigeria increases by 27.1 million – NBS reveals 

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The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Monday made another revelation, saying as at the end of 2022 the country’s mobile phone subscribers has risen to 222.6 Million.

NBS further noted the 2022 figure surged by of 27.1 million subscribers compared to the 195.5 million subscribers recorded at the end of 2021.

According to the federal government owned establishment: Active Voice and Internet per State, Porting and Tariff Information report for the last quarter of 2022, released in Abuja, said that the figure for the last quarter of 2022 represented a 13.87 per cent rise in voice subscriptions on a year-on-year basis.

This medium learnt that on a quarterly basis, the number of telephone subscribed grew by 4.89 per cent.

The City Gazette also gathered that NBS recorded a total of 154.9 million active internet subscribers at the end of 2022 as against 142 million recoded at the end of 2021.

“This represents a 9.07 per cent increase in active internet subscriptions year-on-year, while on a quarter-on-quarter basis, internet subscription grew by 1.35 per cent,’’ it stated.

In the report published, state-by-state analysis, indicated that Lagos is the leading state with active 26.5 million telephone users in 2022, as Ogun came second with 13 million users.

Kano State followed the gateway state with 12.4 million telephone users.

The publication showed Bayelsa had the least number of telephone users at 1.6 million subscribers as Ebonyi and Ekiti came behind with 1.9 million users and 2 million users, respectively.

No state is close to Lagos as it had 18.7 million of internet users, followed by Ogun with 9.2 million subscribers and Kano State with 8.5 million subscribers.

“On the other hand, Bayelsa recorded the least number of 1.1 million internet users, followed by Ebonyi and Ekiti with 1.3 million and 1.5 million subscribers, respectively,’’ it stated.

MTN, according to the NBS report, had the highest subscribers in the country in 2022.

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