The National Communications Commission (NCC) has said that in the last five years, active phone subscribers in Nigeria has increased by 54.2 million.
Executive Vice Chairman of the NCC, Dr. Umar Danbatta, disclosed this when he led the commission’s board of commissioners on a visit to the Emir of Bichi, Nasir Ado-Bayero, in Kano as part of NCC 2020 Board Retreat.
Danbatta pointed out that in the last five years, the NCC management had built on earlier successes recorded, noting that broadband penetration moved from six percent to over 45.43 percent.
He disclosed this in a statement issued in Abuja by the commission’s spokesperson, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde.
The NCC boss stated that the sector’s Gross Domestic Product contribution rose from 8.5 percent to 14.30 percent, while active phone subscribers grew from 151 million to over 205.2 million.