Patmos Media Line is in possession of a document from The MTN Nigeria claiming to be the first in West Africa to be the first to conduct trial of 5G technology.

The document was dated Thursday, 28th November 2019 and is from the headquarters in Lagos.

The letter stated that their success is “the result of a strong collaboration between the Ministry of Communications Technology and Digital Economy, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), MTN Nigeria and its partners”.

The document stated that “5G offers tremendous benefits in terms of speed, latency (less delays), efficiency and security. This trial offers a unique opportunity for MTN Nigeria to explore 5G use-cases and applications in Nigeria, and we are excited about its potential for our country”.

It further wrote: “In addition to the bandwidth increase for seamless video streaming or the next social application playground, 5G technology supports real time, ultra-reliable communication between massive numbers of devices”.

“It creates vast possibilities in innovation and transformation, and will immensely improve quality in living, as users gain a better experience of services and technology in general – from financial services, health care, education, and even public service delivery to more leisurely purposes, such as video streaming services, gaming and even self-driving cars”.

But a statement from The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) some 24 hours ago sidelined all the MTN so called achievements as if they did not exist.

He stated categorically that the Federal Government of Nigeria has not issued license for the use of the Fifth Generation Mobile Networks (5G) to any organization in Nigeria but subtly admitted in his statement that there was a trial though he did not mention the November achievement of MTN.

Dr. Ibrahim said his attention has been drawn to the public concern about the health implications of the deployment of Fifth Generation Mobile Networks (5G) in Nigeria. Based on available records at my office and the earlier report received from the regulator.

The Minister said President Muhammadu Buhari, places a premium on the welfare, health and security of Nigerians. “As such, our desire for technological advancement will never be at the expense of the health and welfare of our citizens”.

The 5G technological innovation was started by China before the coronavirus pandemic but while China suffered the pandemic, her youths burnt down every installation of any 5G equipment.

Britain had demolished all 5G installations too and right now the world believes 5G is a Chinese innovation to bring down the world which has already backfired in the country.

-Eniola Olatunji.

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