The Federal Government has declared that no licence has been issued for the deployment of 5G Technology in the country.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Dr Isa Ibrahim Pantami disclosed this in a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday.
Pantami said “the attention of my office has been drawn to the public concern about the health implications of the deployment of Fifth Generation Mobile Networks (5G) in Nigeria.
” The trial process has been concluded and the study and reporting process is currently ongoing.”
The Minister emphasized that President Muhammadu Buhari, placed a premium on the welfare, health and security of Nigerians.
He added that the desire of the administration for technological advancement would never be at the expense of the health and welfare of our citizens.
“Government will not act on the speculations only, but rather we will take an informed decision on 5G after due consultation with experts and the public,” Pantami said.
” I have also directed the NCC to engage citizens on any questions or concerns they may have regarding 5G,”he added.
“I wish to thank the general public for reaching out to us on this issue. We advise you all to remain rest assured that government will always take the welfare, health and security of the public into account while considering the deployment of any technology,” Pantami stated