FG debunks news of free DNA tests for Nigerians

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The Minister of State for Health, Dr. Olorunmimbe Mamora, has debunked 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, the fake news was viral 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 has 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.