Nigerian senate asks the federal government to suspend the deployment of 5G networks

On 5 May 2020, the senate requested that the federal government suspend the deployment of 5G networks in Nigeria due to growing concerns by scientists and medical experts on the health impact of 5G emissions.

Senator Uche Ekwunife who sponsored the motion said that 5G networks should be investigated in order to protect the citizens of Nigeria from possible health risks.

The senate requested that the concerned committee investigate the impact of the network and report to the plenary in two weeks, while the red chambers asked the ICT supervisory agency to suspend 5G deployment until it is proven safe.