Sokoto is leading other states as the fastest year-on-year growth in the number of mobile internet subscribers per state in Nigeria.
According to the Telecommunications Report by States for Q3 2020 released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Sokoto recorded a massive jump of 54.1 percent in the number of mobile internet subscribers to 2.9 million as at Q3 2020 from 1.9 million recorded in the corresponding period of 2019.
Yobe State closely followed with a 51.3 percent growth from 1.3 million to 2.01 million subscribers, while Kano State recorded an increase of 47.6 percent to 10.3 million internet subscribers.
The data indicated that the total number of internet subscribers in Nigeria as at the third quarter of 2020 is 151.5 million.
This represents 5.48 percent increase when compared to 143.6 million recorded in the previous quarter and 23.02 percent increase when compared to 123.2 million recorded in the corresponding period of 2019.
A look at the states with the highest internet customers shows that Lagos, Kano, Ogun, Oyo, and Abuja are top on the list.