The founder and President of LoveWorld Incorporated better known as Christ Embassy, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, has said he opposed the 5G network because of its perceived health risks.
The popular pastor added that his opposition is borne out of the seeming silence of the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) and the federal government to speak on its advantages and disadvantages of the network.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Oyakhilome had claimed that the introduction of 5G networks caused the coronavirus pandemic, adding the network was initiated to facilitate a “new world order”.
He also claimed that the lockdown order placed on Abuja, Lagos, Ogun states to curb the spread of the disease was for the federal government to lay the 5G cables in the two states and the FCT.
Hie, however, received several backlashes from Nigerians, the federal government and his fellow pastors for spreading false information about the pandemic.
In another teaching at the weekend, Oyakhilome said he was only worried about the health implications of the 5G network.
He said: “I have to look at my calling as a priority and I’m into the healing ministry. You may be a pastor or a minister and not be into the healing ministry, this may not concern you.
“I’m a science and technology enthusiast. I love technology. Just studying the capabilities of the 5G makes me like ‘Wow! I’d like to go on it like tomorrow morning. I’d like to start it right away.’
“But at the same time, I’m into healing, I know what it means for people to be sick. I meet with sick people all the time. And so, no matter how interested I am in the 5G, I’m going to put health first.
“Are there health risks, what are the health implications? Those are my concerns and I became even more concerned when I found out that regulators didn’t seem to care much in looking into the details and the cause of the independent scientist and experts, medical experts.
“I would love to go on a 5G for hours if they roll it out but it’s important that all its health risks be understood and where there are challenges, it should be fixed. If there are health risks, they should be fixed. We want to go on extraordinary technology but we must also consider all the health implications. That’s my point.”