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Why Nigerian Government, Agencies Should Reverse Steady Decline In Internet Subscriptions

Why Nigerian Government, Agencies Should Reverse Steady Decline In Internet Subscriptions ─MRA

Media Rights Agenda urges the Federal Government and relevant agencies, including the Nigerian Communications Commission and National Information Technology Development Agency, to take urgent measures against the ‘steady decline’ in the number of citizens online

While advocating that every citizen is connected to the Information Superhighway, otherwise known as the Internet, Media Rights Agenda (MRA), an advocacy group, has petitioned the Federal Government and its relevant agencies, including the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), to take urgent measures to reverse the steady decline in the number of Nigerians online.

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ConsumerConnect reports the MRA stated the Government’s efforts should now be geared towards ensuring that every Nigerian is connected to the Internet rather than pushing those already connected off the grid.

Mr. Idowu Adewale, Communications Officer of the group, in a statement issued in Lagos, referenced the monthly figures published by the Nigerian Communications Commission of active Internet subscriptions in the country.

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MRA stated it noted that the number of active Internet subscriptions in the country has been steadily declining over a period of eight months, specifically between November 2020 and June 2021, the latest month for which subscription data is available.

 

Why Nigerian Government, Agencies Should Reverse Steady Decline In Internet Subscriptions