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The digital landscape in Nigeria has experienced remarkable expansion, fueled by improved telecommunications infrastructure, affordable mobile devices, and a growing digital awareness among the population.



As of the fourth quarter of 2023, data on internet usage across the country provides captivating insights into the states leading the charge in digital connectivity.


According to data released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the total number of internet subscriptions in Nigeria reached 163.8 million by the end of 2023. This growth signifies the nation's increasing embrace of digital technologies. Let's delve into the top 10 states shaping the digital landscape as of Q4 2024.


**10. Delta (4.4 million)**


Delta State, known for its significant oil production, has 4.4 million internet users, showcasing its presence in the expanding digital space.


**9. Katsina (4.6 million)**


Katsina State, with 4.6 million internet users, represents the northern states' increasing connectivity, extending beyond major urban centers.


**8. Adamawa (5.4 million)**


Adamawa State in the northeastern region stands out with 5.4 million internet users, overcoming challenges and actively promoting digital inclusion.


**7. Rivers (5.6 million)**


Rivers State, with its capital in Port Harcourt, stands as an oil-rich state and a burgeoning center for technology and innovation in the southern part of Nigeria, boasting 5.6 million internet users.


**6. FCT (5.8 million)**


The Federal Capital Territory (FCT), encompassing Abuja, Nigeria's capital, boasts 5.8 million internet users. Its strategic position as the administrative and political heart of Nigeria contributes to its leadership in digital connectivity.


**5. Kaduna (7.4 million)**


Kaduna State in the north is making waves with 7.4 million internet users, positioning itself as a tech hub with a proactive embrace of technology.


**4. Oyo (8.4 million)**


Oyo State, renowned for its cultural heritage, is making strides in digital engagement with 8.4 million internet users. Its capital, Ibadan, is evolving into a significant tech cluster.


**3. Kano (9 million)**


Kano, one of Nigeria's largest cities in the north, secures the third spot with 9 million internet users. Historically a center of commerce and trade, the state's adaptation to digital transformation makes it a leading state in the north for internet usage.


**2. Ogun (9.5 million)**


Following Lagos closely is Ogun State, boasting 9.5 million internet users. Its strategic proximity to Lagos and efforts in enhancing ICT infrastructure position it as an emerging center for technology and industrialization.


**1. Lagos (18.9 million)**


Topping the chart is Lagos, the commercial hub of Nigeria, with an impressive 18.9 million internet users. Lagos' advanced infrastructure and its status as a business and tech hub contribute significantly to its high internet usage. As the most populous city and a melting pot of cultures and businesses, Lagos remains a hotspot for digital activities in Nigeria.

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