NCC Denies Claim Of Renewing Airtel’s Licence


The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has issued a statement saying that while Airtel Nigeria has applied for the renewal of their Unified Access Service (UASL) Licence granted to them by the Commission, the application is yet to be approved as it is still undergoing required regulatory process.

This was owing to a statement in an online publication credited to the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Airtel Nigeria, Mr Olusegun Ogunsanya. It read that the mobile operating licence of Airtel has been renewed by the Commission for another period of 10 years.

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’.

According to the NCC, the renewal of the licence as claimed by Airtel is yet to be implemented as the Commission is yet to give authorization to that effect.

Also, the issuance of the clarification statement according to the Commission, was for the guidance of all stakeholders in Airtel and to further make transparent the situation before the general public.

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