How Nigeria Can Bridge The Digital Divide

In January 2023, a Statista study revealed that about 38 percent of Nigeria’s population has access to the internet compared to the United Kingdom where 93 percent of the population has internet access. The internet provides access to information that can liberate users politically, socially, and economically.

Yet, over half of Nigeria’s population does not enjoy digital dividends due to digital illiteracy, lack of access to digital devices, and bad internet connectivity. Nigeria’s digital divide – the gap between various parts of Nigeria in accessing the internet – hinders many Nigerians from accessing relevant information that can be helpful to work as they desire in the digital age.

Nigeria can bridge the digital divide by introducing practical courses on information and communications technology (ICT) in schools, establishing internet centers that cover all local governments, and offering tax credits to private companies to encourage investments in digital infrastructures…..

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