Only 3.6% of Nigerians have access to the internet a recent report by the National Bureau of Statistics reveals. According to the report, “While less than half of the population (44.7%) had access to TV, more than 95% of the population does not have access to either the PC or the internet.”
According to the report,
National internet access rates stood at 3.6% in 2011 but with only 0.5% claiming to own a connection device. Compared to total PC access among persons, a fair number of States performed better than the national rate. Led by Lagos (27%), two other States (Rivers and FCT) recorded above 10% total access, although a 17 considerable proportion do not claim ownership. For States with the least access, Sokoto emerges with only 0.3% access to the internet. Kebbi, Zamfara, Kano, Bauchi, Kaduna, and Ebonyi States also turn out to have low internet access rates, each with less than 1%. Expectedly, urban dwellers had more access and ownership of internet service (11.6%) compared to the rural dwellers (1.5%)
This is in sharp contrast to the 43 million Nigerian internet users estimate by Internet World Stats.
Which figure do you think is more accurate?