The Federal Government, on Saturday, came out strongly to debunk the rumour that had been ruling the social media in the past two weeks that it had approved the deployment of the deployment of Fifth Generation Mobile Networks (5G) in Nigeria.
The rumour mills had been awash with the alleged installation of the technology in Nigeria, maintaining that the electromagnetic waves being generated by it had been known to have made trees, animals and humans dry up and die in some climes.
The purveyors of the rumour also claimed, without any scientific basis, that the 5G technology had a correlation with the coronavirus pandemic sweeping through the world. They continued in their insistence despite rebuttals by renowned scientists that there was no link between the 5G mobile technology and COVID-19.
However, the Federal Government, through the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami),said, in a press statement, that the National Frequency Management Council (NFMC), which he chairs, had not deliberated on nor released any bulk frequency spectrum for the deployment of 5G.
“No license has been issued for the deployment of 5G in the country,” the Minister maintained.