The Guardian (Nigeria)

Airtel’s operating licence renewal applicatio­n undergoing review, says NCC

- By Adeyemi Adepetun

THE Nigerian Communicat­ions Commission ( NCC) has said it is still reviewing Airtel Nigeria’s operating licence renewal applicatio­n.

Reacting to a media report, which quoted the Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer of the telecommun­ications firm, Segun Ogunsanya, as saying the organisati­on had renewed the document for another 10 years, the regulator, in a statement signed by its Director, Public Affairs, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, stated that it was yet to approve the request.

The statement reads: “The attention of the NCC has been drawn to a recent statement on an online publicatio­n credited to Mr. Olusegun Ogunsanya, to the effect that the mobile operating licence of Airtel 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’.

“The commission wishes to state 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.”

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