Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC), Professor Umar Danbatta has assured Nigerians that the fifth generation network (5G) is perfectly safe and that it has no effect on humans.
Page3news.com.ng reports that Prof Danbatta gave the assurance on Monday in Abuja when he appeared before a joint session of both House and Senate Committees on Communication for the defence of the 2022 budget proposal of the NCC.
Danbatta, who also reported on the performance of the 2021 budget of the Commission, said the NCC tried to sensitise the public and make them embrace 5G technology, because it is good for the economy of the country.
He explained that the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) have confirmed that the deployment of the 5G network leaves no adverse health effects on humans.
Page3news.com.ng reports that 5G is the next generation of mobile internet connection, and it will enable internet browsing and data download at a faster rate compared to what is presently obtainable.
Earlier at the meeting, Prof Danbatta advised that the cost of spectrum should come down to make it affordable for Nigerians.
The NCC helmsman explained that with the use of radio spectrum, many more devices will be allowed access to the internet at the same time.
In his response to further questions on cybercrime, the NCC boss stressed that telecommunication operators are secure from any cyber attacks.
He said efforts were going to be intensified to enable good patronage by Nigerians.
Chairman and co-chairman of the joint session, Senator Oluremi Tinubu and Hon Akeem Adeyemi on behalf of the Committee commended NCC for its procurement estimates in the 2022 budget.
The committee urged the Commission to ensure proper supervision of its intervention projects especially in Ebonyi State.
It further advised that contractors of these intervention projects should not be paid until work is completed.