The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has revealed that there is no link between the controversial Fifth Generation Mobile Network, popularly known as 5G to Coronavirus.
He noted that no international body like the World Health Organisation and the International Telecommunication Union has linked 5G to the outbreak of Coronavirus in the world.
Pantami while speaking Channels TV on Sunday stated that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration won’t take any step on the Fifth Generation Mobile Network based on the report making rounds on the internet.
He said, “Firstly, it is not what is said online that the government will work with. We are always making decisions based on the opinions of experts, based on research.”
“When it comes to health, we have (the) World Health Organisation and many health bodies.”
“I just want you to bring out any research which they have conducted and (in which they) made their position about 5G’s relationship with COVID-19. I am yet to see anyone from the World Health Organisation.”
“This is a body that accommodates our experts in health globally. We have ITU, the International Telecommunication Union.”
“I just challenge you to let me know one expert or ITU as a body or any other professional body that conducted research and also made it public that this is the position.”
Recall that the Senator representing Kogi West in the National Assembly, Dino Melaye had charged Buhari to publicly kick against the launch of the 5G network.