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NCC reassures Nigerians on safety of 5G Network

. Targets N632.39bn in 2022

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has reassured of the safety of the Fifth Generation (5G) Network.

The Commission’s Executive Vice-Chairman (EVC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, who gave the assurance yesterday, said with the launch of the Computer Incidence Response Team, telecommunications networks across the country is secured against any form of cyber-attack.

Danbatta spoke during a meeting with the National Assembly Joint Committee on Communications, to defend the Commission’s 2022 budget proposal.

He said: “Concerning the fear about the 5G spectrum, we share the same concern because it is justified and we have been sensitizing Nigerians about the safety of the new technology. The 5G network we are going to launch has no harm.

“Up till date, there is no credible evidence about the health hazard of the 5G technology, therefore it is safe,” he insisted, adding that the 5G network is good for the economy and Nigeria’s social transformation.

On the 2022 budget, Danbatta said the NCC hopes to achieve a total of N632.39 billion as revenue generation, which would be realised through the sale of network licences and fines, and a host of others.

He also said the sum of N86.2 billion is proposed for recurrent expenditures, N29.36 billion for capital expenditures while N2.55 billion is earmarked for special projects.

Concerning the fear about the 5G spectrum, we share the same concern because it is justified and we have been sensitizing Nigerians about the safety of the new technology. The 5G network we are going to launch has no harm.

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