Isa Ali Pantami, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy have said that he is not aware of any work of research by an international body linking the 5G network to the COVID-19.
The Minister made this revelation while on Channels TV’s News at 10 on Sunday. There have been continued controversy and conspiracy theories concerning the 5G Network, with many blaming the technology for the emergence of the Covid-19 outbreak.
Some proponents of such conspiracy theories include former Kogi West Senator, Dino Melaye, Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani Kayode, Pastor Chris Oyahkilome of Christ Embassy and many others.
However, it is worth noting that major institutions have come out to debunk these claims.
When the Pantami was asked about speculations about the safety of 5G network, he brushed them aside and clarified that the government does not rely on internet speculations to make decisions.
“Firstly, it is not what is said online that government will work with. We are always making decisions based on the opinions of experts, based on research,” he said.
The Minister further said that major health organizations around the world are consulting on the subject and have yet to see any correlation between the 5G network and COVID-19.
He said, “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.”
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