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FG Speaks On 5G’s Harm



Prof Umar Garba Danbatta
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FG Speaks On 5G’s Harm

Prof Umar Garba Danbatta

The federal government on Monday through the National Communication Commission (NCC) has assured Nigerians of the safety of the 5G network.

The Executive Vice Chairman of the National Communication Commission, Prof. Umar Danbatta gave the assurance when he appeared before the National Assembly joint committee on Communications to defend his commission’s 2022 Budget Proposal.

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Responding to concerns raised by some members of the joint committee about rumours of dangers associated with the new technology, Prof. Danbatta’s said that “concerning the fear about the 5G spectrum, we share the same concern because it is justified and we have been sensitizing Nigerians about the safety of the new technology. The 5G network we are going to launch has no harm.”

“Up till date, there is no credible evidence about the health hazard of the 5G technology, therefore it is safe.”

He stressed that the 5G Spectrum network is good for the economy and the nation’s social transformation.

“There is no medical evidence from the World Health Organization indicating any harmful effect of the spectrum on the health of the end users.

“NCC has enjoined at Nigerians at the national level to disabuse their minds on the purported harmful effect of the spectrum and we will continue to sensitize them on the spectrum until everybody embraces the use of the G5 network,” he explained.

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The Executive Vice Chairman also disclosed that with the launch of Computer Incidence Response Team, telecommunications networks accross the country are secured against any form of cyber attack .

“Recently not up to a month ago the commission unveiled its computer incidence responsive which is certified round protection for cyber attacks against telecommunication network.

“I am very proud to bring this information to the knowledge of general public that all over the country our computers are secured from cyber attacks.

This effort is going to be intensified in order to ensure the safety of our computers,” he noted.

On the 2022 Budget Proposal, a total of N632.39 Billion is proposed as revenue generation by the commission.

This revenue would be realized through the sale of network, fines among others.

For the commission’s main budget, a sum of N86.2 is proposed for recurrent expenditures, N29.36 Billion is for Capital while N2.55 Billion is earmarked for Special Projects.

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