NCC: Airtel Yet To Renew License

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is yet to renew Airtel’s Mobile Operating License. 

 NCC’s Director of Public Affairs, Dr Ikechukwu Adinde in a statement on Sunday said the attention of the NCC was drawn to a recent statement on an online publication, credited to the Managing Director of Airtel Nigeria, Mr Segun Ogunsanya, to the effect that the mobile operating license of Airtel had 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 July 14, 2021, during the media launch of Airtel’s Corporate Social Responsibility programme, ‘Touching Lives 6”. 

Adinde explained that while Airtel Nigeria had applied for the renewal of the Unified Access Service (UASL) License granted to it by the Commission, the application is yet to be approved, adding that it is undergoing required regulatory process.