Yesterday, at the launch of NG_HUB, Chukwuemeka Afigbo, Manager, Developer Programme at Facebook revealed that about 26 million Nigerians now log in on the social networking site every month.
He also revealed that Nigeria is still mobile-first as about 25 million Nigerians access the Facebook platform via their mobile devices.
As at February 2016, when Facebook released its last official report, over 16 million Nigerians used Facebook actively every month. These new figures tell us that between 2016 and now, about 10 million more Nigerians have become active on Facebook, an indication that mobile penetration in Nigeria is growing significantly.
Chief among the reasons for this growth is the increasing smartphone adoption in Nigeria owing to a dip in the prices of smartphones.