The Federal Government has denied reports that the 5G technology network is responsible for deaths associated with coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, made this known when he featured on Channels Television on Sunday.
Pantami said there is no research linking 5G to the pandemic, adding that the Federal Government will not take decisions regarding the 5G network based on online speculations.
He added that the international body like the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has not established a link between 5G and COVID-19.
The Minister had earlier on Saturday said the Nigerian government had not issued a 5G licence in the country and asked the citizens to remain calm as it continues to tackle the pandemic.
Pantami 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.”
POLITICS NIGERIA had reported that Senator Dino Melaye, former lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District at the National Assembly, alleged that the 5G network is a global economic strategy introduced into the global market purely for economic gain without due regard to human lives.
He urged the federal government and President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately demobilize any 5G network already existing in Nigeria.
Melaye also called on all network providers to stop any 5G network in any part of Nigeria.
He had tweeted, “The real problem is not the coronavirus but the 5G that has been deployed which have some chemical reactions to human cells which eventually manifest as the flu. If this is the problem why is the world not speaking against it? He queried. Why are they still deploying 5G technology all over the globe?
“It is already in Maitama, Abuja and in Ikeja, Lagos. These are the two places where they have deployed the technology apparatus in Nigeria, I use this opportunity to call on the federal government and indeed the president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, to immediately call the attention of the minister of science and technology, that we must demobilize any 5G network already existing in Nigeria.
“We have seen videos of animals, plants dying as a result of the harmful biological effect on humans and living organisms.
“5G is evil, it is a killer technology, it is helping to mobilize flu that comes in form of coronavirus and it is helping to kill the immune system, those with weaker immune systems, those with underlying medical conditions, they are easily consumed by the reaction of this 5G and they die. We can stop this killing if we can stop the demobilization of this 5G technology.”