Nigeria’s telephone subscriber base declined by 5.77 per cent or 11.50 million telephone lines from 199.31 million subscribers in July 2020 to 187.81 million subscribers as of July 2021.

This is according to data gotten from the Nigerian Communications Commission portal.

In July 2020, the number of active telephone lines was 199.31 million, 104.41 per cent of the population estimate.

In August 2020, it increased to 203.53 million, 106.62 per cent of the population. In September 2020, it increased to 205.25 million, 107.52 per cent of the population. In October 2020, it increased to 207.96 million, 108.94 per cent of the population.

By November 2020, it fell marginally to 108.92 per cent of the population to 207.91 million. In December 2020, it fell significantly to    204.60 million, 107.18 per cent of the population.

The fall continued to January 2021 (200.21 million, 104.89 per cent of the population).

In February 2021, the subscriber was 196.08 million, 102.72 per cent of the population. In March 2021, it was 192.41 million, 100.80 per cent of the population. In April 2021, it was 188.71 million, 98.86…

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