President Muhammadu Buhari has launched the National Policy on Fifth Generation (5G) technology for Nigeria’s Digital Economy.

The President also directed all security institutions to immediately
leverage the new technology to enhance security in the country.

He said the Federal Government will take full advantage of the
opportunities provided by5G for the economy, security, and well-being
of the nation.

He spoke at the presentation of the national policy on 5G, approved at
the Federal Executive Council meeting.

Buhari also allayed fears over the health safety of 5G, affirming that
such issues have been ”effectively addressed” in developing a Policy
that suits the country.

On the benefits of 5G technology, the President noted that it can support
virtually every sector of the economy, including enhanced connectivity,
improved healthcare, support education while fostering smart cities and
boosting agriculture, among other advantages.