The President of the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria, ATCON, Mr Olusola Teniola revealed 30 millions Nigerians in some remote communities have never seen a mobile phone.
Mr Olusola Teniola while discussing some of major challenges and the potential of the telecoms industry.
When he was asked if he believe that there are some remote communities in Nigeria that are still without mobile networks. He said:
“That is correct. There are 102 market gaps that we have identified through research, which represents 20 to 30 million Nigerians, who have never made a voice call because they have never seen a mobile phone in their lives, let alone get onto the Internet. They are in darkness.”
According to report by United Nation Population Fund (UNFPA), Nigeria has 201 million in population.