The Federal Government has approved the National Policy on fifth generation, 5G, network in Nigeria.

This is according to the the Minister of Communications and Digital
Economy, Isa Pantami, who addressed journalists in Abuja after the
weekly Federal Executive Council in Abuja on Wednesday.

He explained that the benefits that accrue from employing such network
include larger capacity, higher data rates among other economic, health,
security and educational opportunities.

According to the Minister, the radiation from the 5G has proven to be
lower than the 4G, televisions or micro waves, contrary to stories
peddled on social media.

There have been concerns about the deployment of the 5G
communications network especially over its purported linkage with the
COVID-19 outbreak.

5G is the fifth generation technology standard for broadband cellular
networks, which cellular phone companies began deploying worldwide
in 2019, and is the planned successor to the 4G networks which provide
connectivity to most current cellphones.