Dino Melaye, Fani-Kayode reject 5G in Nigeria over link to coronavirus

Dino Melaye

Senator Dino Melaye and former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, have rejected the 5G wireless internet in Nigeria, following an increase in critics of the network who link it to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Experts have dismissed any link between 5G and coronavirus.

Tweeting on Saturday, Melaye said the 5G network poses danger to the world.

“5G is a danger to the world,” he said, “whether it is true or not that they are already laying cables of 5G in Nigeria or not. Govt must not allow it in Nigeria and should take a proactive step in that regard. 4G that is here in Nigeria sef na problem. 3G dey do everything I need I beg… We must watch out.”

Mr Fani-Kayode, also tweeting, urged President Muhammadu Buhari not to ratify the introduction of the 5G network.

“Mr. President, do NOT allow 5G in Nigeria & if you have already done so burn it,” he said.

The former minister also warned against accepting medical supplies from China.

“Do NOT accept face masks & other accessories from the Chinese to help prevent coronavirus,” he said.

“Do NOT accept help from Chinese doctors. Do NOT accept any anti-Coronavirus vaccines from ANYONE.”

Authorities in Brussels, Belgium have reportedly halted the high-speed 5G wireless internet due to fears for the health of citizens.

However, experts have told AFP that 5G is based on radio frequency and that this does not create viruses.

Last November, MTN began the trial of the 5G network in Abuja, making the country the first to do so in West Africa.