Nigeria

ETC Activities

In terms of the natural hazard risk profile, Nigeria is regularly affected by multiple hazards such as floods and droughts. Low-income households are the most vulnerable to weather-related natural disasters. Agriculture, which is heavily impacted by flooding and drought, serves as the main source of income for 80 percent of the rural poor. Furthermore, the rapid rise of urban poverty increases potential flood risk. Nigeria has taken steps to advance its disaster risk management (DRM) agenda. In 2011, the country passed the National Disaster Management Framework (NDMF) to support a paradigm shift from response and recovery to risk management, but the enforcement and implementation needs to be strengthened. The 2012 floods and subsequent PDNA furthered Nigeria’s political will to invest in long-term disaster resilience. 

Nigeria is also a conflict-affected country. Nearly 15 million people have been affected by violence from the Boko Haram insurgency and resulting military operations in northeast Nigeria since 2009. Supporting the recovery of affected communities is a key priority for the government.
Source: Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery

*In Nigeria, all clusters are being referred to as sectors. The ETC is therefore operating as the ETS with all project plans, appeals, services and deployments adhering to established procedures. 

Current Operations
Asset 680
Emergency
Key Documents
Dashboard
Asset 767
SitRep
Asset 772
Minutes
Asset 767
Minutes
Asset 767

ICT Profile

Country background
Country name
Nigeria
Capital city
Abuja
Name of national disaster management agency

National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)

Name of telecommunications ministry

Federal Ministry of Communication (FMC)

Name of telecommunications regulator

Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)

Population

190,886,311
Source: World Bank 2017

Country narrative

In terms of the natural hazard risk profile, Nigeria is regularly affected by multiple hazards such as floods and droughts. Low-income households are the most vulnerable to weather-related natural disasters. Agriculture, which is heavily impacted by flooding and drought, serves as the main source of income for 80 percent of the rural poor. Furthermore, the rapid rise of urban poverty increases potential flood risk. Nigeria has taken steps to advance its disaster risk management (DRM) agenda. In 2011, the country passed the National Disaster Management Framework (NDMF) to support a paradigm shift from response and recovery to risk management, but the enforcement and implementation needs to be strengthened. The 2012 floods and subsequent PDNA furthered Nigeria’s political will to invest in long-term disaster resilience. 

Nigeria is also a conflict-affected country. Nearly 15 million people have been affected by violence from the Boko Haram insurgency and resulting military operations in northeast Nigeria since 2009. Supporting the recovery of affected communities is a key priority for the government.
Source: Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery

Currency

NGN (Naira)
Source: ISO

INFORM Risk score

6.8 (very high)
Source: INFORM Risk 2019

International Calling Code

234

Internet country code

.ng

Electrical standard

Voltage: 230V, Frequency: 50Hz, Plug type: D, G

Local UN/NGO ICT WG in place

Yes - active

Lead agency of CWC WG

WFP

CWC WG in place

No

Logistics profile information
Key ICT statistics
Fixed-telephone subscriptions per 100 inhabitants

0.1
Source: ITU ICTeye 2017

Mobile-cellular subscriptions per 100 inhabitants

75.9
Source: ITU ICTeye 2017

Fixed (wired)-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants

0
Source: ITU ICTeye 2017

Mobile-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants

19.9
Source: ITU ICTeye 2017

GSMA mobile connectivity index score

45.9 (medium)
Source: GSMA Intelligence 2017

3G coverage % of population
Regulations and rules
Description

This describes some of the regulations and rules related to the use of emergency telecommunications equipment in Nigeria.

Regolations/Rules
Type of regulation
Disaster management
Description

The National Disaster Management Framework (NDMF) provides a mechanism that serves as a regulatory guideline for effective and efficient disaster management in Nigeria.

Type of regulation
Telecommunications
Description

The approved National Policy on Telecommunications was launched in October 1999.

Description

-

Policy name

Nigerian drone regulations, according to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority
Source: http://www.ncaa.gov.ng/

Description

According to Nigeria’s national aviation authority, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), flying a drone is legal in Nigeria. Drone regulations should be complied with.

Description

An Act to provide for the prohibition of importation into Nigeria of certain food-stuffs especially those contaminated by toxic substances, and the penalty for the contravention of the said prohibition.

Description

It provides a legal framework for the regulation, development, and management of Nigeria's Health System. This study assessed the knowledge and perception of the NHA 2014 by health professionals.

Description

The act provide, among other things for – Independence in the conduct of the affairs of the Commission; the funds of the Commission to be a direct charge on the Consolidated Revenue Fund of the Federation; the ent of the Human Rights Fund; and The recognition and enforcement of the awards and recommendations of the Commission as decisions of the High Court.

Description

The SON’s main responsibility is to make sure that products that are manufactured locally in Nigeria have the required level of satisfaction desired by consumers. They achieve this by making sure that companies.

Policy name

Tax Legislation and Policy

Description

The tax policy enumerates the monetary charges imposed by Government on individuals, companies, transactions, properties for the purpose of Revenue generation.

Policy name
Description

Nigerian labour law looks into the rights, working conditions, minimum wage, termination clauses, and many other rules set by the government of Nigeria. The current version of the act was put into place in 2004, five years after their current constitution was established.

Description

The Regulation regulates the activities of Data Controllers and Data Administrators in their use of the personal data of all natural persons who are Nigerian citizens (Nigerian Citizens) or who live in Nigeria (Nigerian Residents); both, Data Subjects.

Communications service providers
Mobile network operator (MNO)
Company name
MTN
Focal point
GSMA HCC signatory
No
Parent company name (majority holding)
MTN International (Mauritius) Limited
Service description
Mobile network mainly for voice, SMS, MMS and Data
Coverage map (provide URL)
https://www.mtnonline.com/products-services/international-roaming/national-coverage
Mobile money service available
No
Fibre optic network
Yes
Voice and SMS services
Yes
3G/4G data services
Yes
Mobile network operator (MNO)
Company name
Airtel
GSMA HCC signatory
No
Parent company name (majority holding)
Bharti Airtel International (Netherlands) B.V.
Service description
Mobile network mainly for voice, SMS, MMS and Data
Coverage map (provide URL)
No
Mobile money service available
Yes
Mobile money service info
https://www.airtel.com.ng/support/airtel_money
Fibre optic network
Yes
Voice and SMS services
Yes
3G/4G data services
Yes
Mobile network operator (MNO)
Company name
Global Com
GSMA HCC signatory
No
Parent company name (majority holding)
Mike Adenuga Group
Service description
Mobile network mainly for voice, SMS, MMS and Data
Coverage map (provide URL)
https://www.gloworld.com/ng/latest-news/glo-4g-lte-no-1-in-national-coverage-36-states-208-schools-covered/
Mobile money service available
Yes
Mobile money service info
https://www.airtel.com.ng/support/airtel_money
Fibre optic network
Yes
Voice and SMS services
Yes
3G/4G data services
Yes
Mobile network operator (MNO)
Company name
9Mobile
GSMA HCC signatory
No
Parent company name (majority holding)
Teleology Holdings Limited
Service description
Mobile network mainly for voice, SMS, MMS and Data
Coverage map (provide URL)
No
Mobile money service available
Yes
Mobile money service info
https://www.airtel.com.ng/support/airtel_money
Fibre optic network
Yes
Voice and SMS services
Yes
3G/4G data services
Yes
Mobile network operator (MNO)
Company name
Star Comms
GSMA HCC signatory
No
Parent company name (majority holding)
Starcomms PLC
Service description
CDMA based Telecom service
Coverage map (provide URL)
No
Mobile money service available
No
Fibre optic network
No
Voice and SMS services
Yes
3G/4G data services
No
Mobile network operator (MNO)
Company name
Multi-Links Telecommunications Limited
GSMA HCC signatory
No
Parent company name (majority holding)
Helios Investment Partners, HIP
Service description
CDMA based Telecom service
Coverage map (provide URL)
No
Mobile money service available
No
Mobile money service info
No
Fibre optic network
No
Voice and SMS services
Yes
3G/4G data services
No
Internet service provider (ISP)
Company name
Galaxy Backbone
Service description
C, Ku and Ka Band VSAT Solution
Fibre optic network
No
Internet service provider (ISP)
Company name
Guaranty Turnkey Systems Ltd.
Service description
VSAT and Satellite Comms Services
Fibre optic network
No
Website
Internet service provider (ISP)
Company name
Hyperia Limited
Service description
Teresterial Internet Services and VSAT
Fibre optic network
No
Website
Internet service provider (ISP)
Company name
Broadbased Communications
Service description
VSAT, Radio Links, and Satellite Comms Services
Fibre optic network
No
Internet service provider (ISP)
Company name
Zinox Technologies
Service description
Fiber and Radio Links
Fibre optic network
Yes
Internet service provider (ISP)
Company name
Layer 3
Service description
VSAT, Radio Links, and Satellite Comms Services and IT Infrastrustural Services
Fibre optic network
Yes
Website
Internet service provider (ISP)
Company name
Hyperia Limited
Service description
KU/Ka VSAT, Fiber and Teresterial Internet Service
Fibre optic network
Yes
Internet service provider (ISP)
Company name
Coscharis Tech
Service description
Teresterial Internet Services and General IT Service
Fibre optic network
Yes
Internet service provider (ISP)
Company name
E-Sense Tech
Service description
Fiber and Radio Links
Fibre optic network
Yes
Internet service provider (ISP)
Company name
Hotspot Network
Service description
VSAT and Satellite Comms Services
Fibre optic network
Yes
Internet service provider (ISP)
Company name
BAT Computer Technologies LTD
Service description
VSAT and Teresterial Internet Service and General ICT Services
Fibre optic network
Yes
Internet service provider (ISP)
Company name
Etact System
Service description
Provision of Internet service using teresterial fiber, radio links and VSATs
Fibre optic network
Yes
Fixed line operator
Company name
Natcom
Company description
4G/LTE-Advanced network, fiber optics and sub marine cable lines
Fixed line operator
Company name
Prestel Telecoms
Company description
Fixed Line Services and General Telecom Consultancy
Local satellite service provider
Company name
Nigeria Communication Satellite
Service description
Government Information Services
Operational band(s)
The NigComSat-1R communications sub-system consists of C-band, , Ku-band, Ka-band and L-band
Signatory to Satellite Crisis Connectivity Charter?
No
Local satellite service provider
Company name
Afcom Sat
Service description
Afcomsat provides global access to private networks, the Internet, and voice communications from anywhere at anytime
Operational band(s)
Ku/Ka band
Signatory to Satellite Crisis Connectivity Charter?
No
Broadcast radio
Country name
FRCN Abuja
Radio station name
Capitol FM
Official public broadcaster
Yes
Service description
FM Broadcast service
Band
FM
Broadcast frequency
92.9
Geographical reach
Abuja FCT
Broadcast radio
Country name
Voice Of Nigeria (VON)
Radio station name
Voice Of Nigeria (VON)
Official public broadcaster
Yes
Service description
National Radio Broadcasting Service
Band
AM/SW
Broadcast frequency
6070 kHz
Geographical reach
Nationwide
Website
Broadcast radio
Country name
FRCN National Headquarters, Abuja
Radio station name
Radio Nigeria
Official public broadcaster
Yes
Service description
National Radio Broadcasting Service
Band
AM/FM/SW
Broadcast frequency
1107 KHz, 594KHz
Geographical reach
Regional/Nationwide
Broadcast radio
Country name
Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria,Ibadan National Station
Radio station name
FRCN Ibadan
Official public broadcaster
Yes
Band
AM/FM/SW
Broadcast frequency
1107khZ
Geographical reach
Regional/Nationwide
Broadcast radio
Country name
Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, Enugu National Station
Radio station name
FRCN Enugu
Official public broadcaster
Yes
Service description
National Radio Broadcasting Service
Band
AM/FM/SW
Broadcast frequency
828khZ
Geographical reach
Regional/Nationwide
Electricity provider
Company name
Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) and Tranmission Company of Nigeria (TCN)
Supply linked to national grid
Yes
Renewable sources used (eg. solar, wind)
No
Service description
Generation of more than 4000 mega watts of electricity nationwide.
Electricity provider
Company name
Afam Power Plc
Supply linked to national grid
No
Renewable sources used (eg. solar, wind)
No
Service description
987.2MW installed capacity to provide electricity power to part of River State
Electricity provider
Company name
Mainstream Energy Solutions Limited
Supply linked to national grid
Yes
Renewable sources used (eg. solar, wind)
No
Service description
Installed capacity of 1338.4MW through hydro. The two hydro power plants are cascaded 100km apart with Kainji dam situated on the upstream of Jebba.
Electricity provider
Company name
 Transcorp Power Limited
Supply linked to national grid
No
Renewable sources used (eg. solar, wind)
No
Service description
Gas turbine generators fitted with 161.4MW installed capacity station each: built by Hitachi of Japan.Power is mostly schools, homes, hospitals and businesses