NCC says Airtel’s mobile operating licence pending renewal

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NCC says Airtel’s mobile operating licence pending renewal


The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said that the Mobile Operating Licence renewal applied for by Airtel Nigeria is still pending approval.

The commission said this in response to a to a recent statement on an online publication credited to the Managing Director/Chief Executive Office of Airtel Nigeria, Mr. Olusegun Ogunsanya, to the effect that the mobile operating licence of mobile network operator has been renewed by the Commission for another period of 10 years.

Mr. Ogunsanya was said to have made the statement while speaking in Lagos on Wednesday, July 14, 202, during the media launch of Airtel’s corporate social responsibility programme, ‘Touching Lives 6’.

In a statement signed on Sunday by Ikechukwu Adinde, NCC’s director of corporate affairs, to th Commission wishes to stated that while Airtel Nigeria has applied for the renewal of the Unified Access Service (UASL) Licence granted to it by the Commission, the application is yet to be approved as it is still undergoing required regulatory process.

“This statement is issued for the guidance of our stakeholders”, NCC said.