The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has stated that the mobile operating licence of Airtel Nigeria is yet to be renewed.
The Telecoms regulatory commission who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja, noted that though Airtel Nigeria had applied for the renewal of the Unified Access Service (UASL), the application is still awaiting approval.
The statement which was signed by the NCC’s director of Public Affairs, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, added that it was still undergoing the required regulatory process.
The statement reads, “The attention of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has been drawn 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 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.
“This statement is issued for the guidance of our stakeholders.”