Telecommunications in Nigeria — Connected Through Mobile Phones
Nigeria is a nation gone mobile.
There are around 113 million cell phones activated throughout the country's population. Also, there are around 44 million Internet users. In an attempt to modernize the country's booming agricultural sector, the government of Nigeria is giving away
at least 10 million cell phones to rural farmers. The idea is to empower farmers, connect them to supermarkets and supply lines, and to boost Nigeria's economy overall.
Although television and radio still represent the vast majority of the media consumed in Nigeria, mobile and web are starting to have a big impact. Like people in many developing nations, most Nigerians rely on their mobile phones to stay connected to the outside world. The result is a nation teeming with people hungry for outside business, but whose only way to connect is by picking up the phone.