Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami says the 5G network will be deployed in January 2022, and will aid surveillance against vandalism of public assets.

The Federal Executive Council, FEC has approved the Fifth Generation Network, 5G for Nigeria.

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Isa Pantami, who announced this while speaking with reporters at the end of the weekly FEC meeting, also noted that the Council in approving the 5G took cognisance of the report of the International Telecommunications Union, ITU and the World Health Organisation, WHO that pronounced it safe to human health.

He explained that in support of the move by the federal government, telecom operators, TELCOS, under the umbrella of the Association of Licensed Telecoms Operators of Nigeria, ALTON said the country is ready in terms of infrastructure for 5G rollout across the country.

Pantami also announced that the radiation of the 5G Policy is lower than that of 4G currently in use by citizens while the deployment of the policy which is with immediate effect will be carried out in phases between now and 2025.

ALTON Chairman Gbenga Adebayo noted that telecoms operators have built their networks to synchronise with 5G technology and that they are currently upgrading their networks to work seamlessly with 5G technology.