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NCC reacts to reports on alleged link between 5G and COVID-19

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) insisted on Monday that there was no link between 5G technology and the COVID-19 pandemic.

The NCC in a statement issued by its Director of Public Affairs, Henry Nkemadu, described claims that 5G technology was responsible for the disease as misleading.

The commission also stressed that 5G technology had not been deployed in Nigeria.

The statement read: “There is no correlation between 5G technology and COVID-19.

“5G is an advancement in today’s 4G technology designed to transform the world positively.

“There is no deployment of 5G in Nigeria at the moment.

“The NCC back in November 2019 approved trial test for 5G for a period of three months and that the trial has been concluded and installation decommissioned.

“The trial among others was to study and observe any health or security challenges the 5G network might present.

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“Relevant stakeholders including members of the security agencies were invited to participate during the trial.”

The commission added that it would continue to maintain its policy of technology neutrality and encourage service providers to deploy the best technology that would meet the needs of the society in a secured and friendly manner.

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