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NCC clarifies status of Airtel’s licence, says it’s pending renewal.

Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC), has stated that the renewal of the operating licence of Airtel Nigeria is still undergoing required regulatory process, contrary to the impression given by the telco that it has been renewed..

NCC Director of Public Affairs, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde   in a statement said the attention of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) was drawn to a recent statement credited to the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Airtel Nigeria, Mr. Olusegun Ogunsanya, to the effect that the firm’s mobile operating licence had been renewed 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’.

NCC statement said,  “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.”

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