We aren’t offering free DNA test for Nigerians – Govt

The Federal Government of Nigeria has said contrary to news going round on social media, the administration is not offering free deoxyribonucleic acid tests popularly known as free DNA tests for Nigerians….

The Minister of State for Health, Dr Olorunmimbe Mamora, on Tuesday, debunked the 5news.

The minister States this in an interview with newsmen in Abuja.

Some Nigerians took to the popular micro-blogging site, Twitter, with claims that the 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.

A tweep, with the username Chijioke, P.HD, was among the first to tweet about a free DNA test attributing the statement to a Health Minister.

The tweep wrote, There will be free DNA test in government owned hospitals from June this year. -Nigerian Health Minister.

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Another tweep, with the username, Omotayo of Lagos wrote, Nigerian government just announced that starting from June this year, DNA test will be run for free of charge at government hospitals, no more fathering kids that ain’t yours, a big win for Nigerian men and faithful women.

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