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Nigeria’s telecommunications sector posted a sluggish growth in 2021 over the various policy positions taken by the government.

Recent numbers published by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed a decline in internet users by 7.99 percent to 141.9 million.

By implication, it means mobile telecoms operators lost about 9 million data subscribers in 2021.

According to the report, Nigeria had 141.97 million active internet subscribers at the end of the fourth quarter of 2021 against 150,8 million in January 2021.

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NETWORK SHUTDOWNS AFFECTED SUBSCRIBERS’ DATA IN KATSINA, KANO, ZAMFARA

Analysis of the report showed that Katsina, Kano, Sokoto, Zamfara, and Ogun states recorded declines in 2021.

While Katsina and Kano states recorded 1.21 million and 1.15 million year-on-year, respectively. Internet subscribers in Zamfara (888,817), Sokoto (676,259) and Ogun state (574,727) also recorded declines.

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