The Federal Government has been asked by the Senate on Wednesday, to suspend the planned deployment of the Fifth Generation Network in Nigeria.
According to The Punch the red chamber revealed the new development after the deliberation on a motion by Senator Uche Ekwunife, drawing the attention of the senators to the status of the 5G network in the country.
While explaining further, Ekwunife stated that motion was borne out of the need to assure Nigerians of their safety by asking the Federal Government to postpone the launch until a proper investigation was carried out.
Senator Ajayi Boroffice, who is the Deputy Majority Leader, said the 5G network deployment remained a controversial issue.
On his advice concerning the issue, Boroffice said, the experts should be allowed to handle it and deliberate on the merits and demerits of its deployment.
Speaking from the angle of human safety, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele said it would be irresponsible of any government to subscribe to a technology that won’t be safe for its citizens.
Concerning research to ascertain how comfortable the idea will be to Nigerians, he disclosed that no scientific research has been done by any agency of the Federal Government on the 5G network.
On the other hand, He said countries in Europe were already investigating the implications of the deployment and wondered why Nigeria had yet to do so.