FG debunks news of free DNA tests for Nigerians
The Minister of State for Health, Dr. Olorunmimbe Mamora, has denied media reports claiming the Federal government has concluded plans to conduct free deoxyribonucleic acid tests popularly known as free DNA tests for Nigerians in all general hospitals.
On Tuesday January 25, rumor was rife on Twitter that the Health Minister had said government hospitals and clinics would conduct free DNA tests.
The tweets had generated several reactions. While certain individuals expressed joy at the opportunity of exposing paternity fraud, other citizens wondered if the government would be able to finance the free tests.
However, the minister while speaking with Punch today, denied the reports.
“This is a false claim. At no point did I or the minister say this. The claims about free DNA tests are not true.”he said