Oyebode said this while fielding questions in Osogbo.
He said that the heat generated by cell phone was capable of damaging brain cell.
“The use of mobile phones excessively can cause brain cancer because the composition of the brain tissues is more prone to chemical changes if exposed to radiation.
“Certainly, this radiation from mobile phones adversely affects our nervous system, especially memory. When making call, do not put your mobile closer to your ears,” he warned.
He advised that after dialling, left ear should be used because using the right ear can affect the brain directly.
Oyebode advised people to use ear piece, wireless headphone and other preventive measures while making or receiving calls.
He also advised Nigerians to always stick to medical instructions as many tend to turn deaf ears to what they knew was harmful to them.
Oyebode said many Nigerians indulged in making use of phones, especially motorists and pedestrians while driving, warning that the action was risky.
He urged Nigerians to be agents of societal change by laying good examples for others.
“Prevention is better than cure; it is better to do what is right so that others can learn from you than to cause harm to yourselves and others.”(NAN)