The Senate on Tuesday, commenced investigation into the status of 5G Network in Nigeria.
The upper legislative chamber reached the decision following a motion by Senator Lilian Uche Ekwenife representing Anambra Central, asking it to determine whether or not Nigeria is currently connected to the technology.
In her lead debate, the Anambra lawmaker noted the concerns raised by some scientists and medical experts that emissions from 5G towers have adverse effect on public health.
The lawmaker further acknowledged that, “there is neither a conclusive proof nor has it been universally established that the deployment of 5G Network is either harmful to the human body or is in any way linked to the global pandemic of COVID-19”.
In his contribution, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele backed the motion and the need for the Senate to urgently investigate the matter.
The Senate subsequently mandated its relevant committee including the committees on Communication, Science and Technology, ICT & Cyber Crimes as well as Public Health to conduct a thorough investigation to determine the status of 5G Network in Nigeria and its impact on citizens.
The joint committee has four weeks to revert to the Senate.