No licence for 5G has been issued in Nigeria – FG

The federal government says it has not issued any licence for the deployment of 5G technology in the country.

Isa Pantami, minister of communications and digital economy, said any any measure being taken regarding the technology will be based on informed decisions.

There have been rumours on the social media that the 5G technology is a contributing factor to the coronavirus, which TheCable found out to be false.

The rumours triggered fears among some Nigerians who called on the federal government to “resist” the deployment of the technology in the country.

But reacting via a statement on Saturday, Pantami said the government will not act based on rumours but after due consultation with experts and the public.

He added that the National Frequency Management Council (NFMC) “has not deliberated on or released any bulk frequency spectrum for the deployment of 5G.”

“No license has been issued for the deployment of 5G in the country,” he said.

The minister also said a three-month study trial which was done to review and study the health and security implications of deploying 5G in Nigeria has since been concluded.

“As part of the study trial process, I directed the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to ensure that a team of experts, security agencies and other stakeholders fully participate in the trial process and my office also invited these agencies to participate in the trial,” he said.

“His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, places a premium on the welfare, health and security of Nigerians.

“As such, our desire for technological advancement will never be at the expense of the health and welfare of our citizens.”

– The Cable

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One Response to “No licence for 5G has been issued in Nigeria – FG”

  1. Are you sure, but MTN now uses 5G, pls investigate, just saw it on facebook

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