The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has revealed that Airtel is yet to renew its Mobile Operating License.
NCC’s Director of Public Affairs, Dr Ikechukwu Adinde, disclosed in a statement on Sunday, in Abuja.
The response was borne, when NCC’s attention was drawn to a recent statement on an online publication, crediting Managing Director of Airtel Nigeria, Mr Segun Ogunsanya, 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”.
“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”.
According to Adinde, the Commission stated 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.
Ogunsanya, had noted at the launch of ‘Airtel Touching Lives Season 6’ that Airtel earned a ‘Social License’ through its commitment to empowering and uplifting people and making positive and lasting impact on lives of its stakeholders.