Nigeria’s Telecom Regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission says Airtel’s mobile operating license is still pending renewal.
The Commission made this known after its attention was drawn to a recent statement on an online publication credited to the Managing Director/Chief Executive Office of Airtel Nigeria to the effect that the mobile operating license of Airtel has been renewed by the Commission for another period of ten years.
A statement signed by NCC’s Director, Public Affairs, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde on Sunday. Mr. Olusanya 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 Universal Access and Service (UASL) License 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. The statement said.