Since the telecommunication sector was deregulated in 2000 and so far, it has had a ripple effect in almost every facet of our lives and other sectors. Today, 8 out of 10 Nigerians own phones and not just any phone but smartphones with the internet.
Hence, there is no argument that mobile phones have contributed so much to the development of Nigeria. Here are 5 ways mobile phones have changed Nigeria.
You don’t need to visit the bank anymore to send money. Just fiddling with a few buttons on your phone, you can transfer money to your friends, family and loved ones within seconds. But if you don’t like the extra charges involved, you should just go the traditional way by going to the bank!
With the war against counterfeit drugs intensifying in Nigeria, you can now send text messages on your phone to confirm if your drug is fake or not. So, you don’t need to worry anymore about the drugs you purchase. Despite this, don’t throw caution to the wind.
Although mobile phones have made it easier for users to access movies and movies without paying, it has simplified the distribution of songs and movies. You can upload your songs and videos on YouTube and interested Nigerians can listen and download. Also, there are music and video streaming sites where users can buy your content.
This is one of the most obvious impact mobile phones is having in Nigeria. There are prepaid card sellers all over the place and many Nigerians have been employed by mobile telecommunication companies.
Not everyone owns personal computers but with their mobile phones they can access download online textbooks, and access e-libraries as well as have access to research materials. Hence, you don’t necessarily need to have PC to educate yourself and embark on research.