In the face of the controversial 5G network the Nigerian Communication Commission have come out to set the record strait, the minister of communication and Digital economy have come out early with a statement which pointed out there was nothing of such as 5G network in Nigeria.
In a statement released on Wednesday April 8th, the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, said indeed there is an ongoing digging for fibre optic cables and deployment of other telecom’s equipment by mobile network operators (MNOs) across Lagos and other states but that this exercise is only being done to expand the network infrastructure of telecommunication companies across the country to provide more efficient services to the consumers.
He said he had to make the clarification following the insinuations being spread by some individuals through viral video, audio and textual contents on social media that some ongoing digging/excavation activities and laying of fibre optic cables by MNOs in Lagos and in some other states are connected to 5G equipment deployments.
In another report the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC has denied claims it spent N1 billion to send SMS to Nigerians to educate them about the COVID-19 pandemic.
Social media has been agog with the claim that the agency spent N1 billion to send SMS to Nigerians on how to stop the spread of COVID-19. The agency has described the news as false.
“As we speak, any information suggesting or claiming that the equipment being deployed by the network operators are 5G equipment is purely misinformation deliberately orchestrated by individuals bent on creating ill-feelings in the industry.” Danbatta said.