5G deployment in Nigeria faces further roadblocks as Senate calls for suspension


19th May 2021

On Wednesday, May 19, 2021, the Nigerian Senate asked the federal government to suspend plans to deploy the 5G network pending a six-month investigation into possible health risks associated with the technology.

This development comes after the presentation of a report by the Senate Joint Committee on Communications, Science and Technology, ICT, and Cyber Crimes and Primary Healthcare and Communicable Diseases.

The Committee, led by Senator Oluremi Tinubu, had been directed to investigate the status of 5G deployment in Nigeria and its impact on citizens. This was due to a motion sponsored by Senator Uche Ekwunife on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, Vanguard reports.

In her debate, Ekwunife advised there was a need to investigate health concerns surrounding the deployment of 5G in Nigeria, citing the importance of ensuring that Nigerian citizens are not exposed to an unreasonable risk of significant bodily injury or harm.


While the Committee did not discover any link between 5G and COVID-19, and any other health implications, it has advised caution in the rollout of the 5G network and close observation of global attitude to its rollout.

Read the article at: https://techpoint.africa/2021/05/20/nigerian-senate-suspends-5g-plans/

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