27 October 2020 by Ebere Ukeje
The growing global concerns on the safety and health implications of the 5G network will disrupt effective implementation of the 5G technology in the Country.
The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, Professor Umar Danbatta stated this at a training For Nigeria Information Technology Reporters Association of Nigeria (NITRA) Abuja Chapter.
Professor Danbatta, represented by the Director Public Affairs, Dr Ikechukwu Adinde, explained that the controversies surrounding the 5G network especially during the Covid -19 pandemic, was delaying the implementation.
“Many Nigerians including citizens in more civilised countries were hooked on the notion that the introduction of 5G technology was the reason behind the covid-19 pandemic.
This Information made it worse when those saddled with with the responsibility of informing and educating average Nigerian Telecoms consumers were also bereft of the knowledge of this.”
He therefore assured Nigerians of Government’s efforts to continue to provide an enabling environment for the ICT sector to thrive.
“The Honourable Minister in his submission recognized the important role journalism had played in the development of the ICT industry and wants me to reassure you that the Federal Government will continue to provide an enabling environment for the ICT sector to thrive “.
Earlier, President of the Information Technology Reporters Association of Nigeria (NITRA) Abuja Chapter, Blessing Olaifa said the training would equip the reporters with new trends in digital reporting.
“It is an opportunity for us to know more about what is happening in the field”.he noted.