Senate appeals to FG to delay deployment of 5G network

Senate appeals to FG to delay deployment of 5G network because there is no connection between the coronavirus pandemic and 5G.

On Wednesday the 19th of May, 2021, the Senate appealed to the Federal Government to delay its pl of 5G network technology in Nigeria. This followed the adoption of the report of its Joint Committee on Science and Technology, ICT, Cyber Crime, and Primary Health on Wednesday’s plenary.

While presenting the report, Sen. Oluremi Tinubu, the Chairperson of the Committee, said that based on the committee’s investigation, it was revealed that there was no connection between COVID-19 and 5G network technologies.

“Concerning the interaction between COVID-19 and 5G network technologies, the joint committee confirms and is convinced that there is no connection between them.

“The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is caused by biological agent-virus- which is scientifically unconnected with the 5G technology. “While the joint committee clarifies that there is no 5G deployment in Nigeria at the moment and that no license has been issued to any Mobile Number Operator on a commercial basis, it is our recommendation that Nigeria should still observe the trend of 5G deployments around the globe and engage in extensive sensitization of the public through all channels before the commencement of commercial deployments in the country,” Tinubu said.

We recall that earlier on, some groups had linked COVID-19 to 5G technology, prompting the Senate to embark on a thorough investigation that has taken the committee one year to conclude.

The Senate made it clear that proper research has been carried out which proves that the Corona Virus pandemic is not in any way linked to 5G technology.

In the meeting, it was also made clear that before the 5G technology will be deployed in Nigeria, proper public sensitization will be carried out to educate the public.

Every decision taken by the Senate is for the benefit of Nigerian citizens and the decisions are geared towards ensuring the safety of citizens.

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