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NCC yet to renew Airtel’s lincence – Dr. Adinde

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), said, the Unified Access Service Licence (UASL) of the Airtel Nigeria was yet to be renenwed.

In a statement issued by NCC’s Director of Public Communications, Dr Ikechukwu Adinde, which was obtained by CAPITAL POST in Abuja, he explained that the application is still undergoing required regulatory process.

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The statement refuted claims by the Managing Director/Chief Executive of Airtel Nigeria claiming that operating licence of Airtel has been approved for 10 years.

The statement read in full: “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 Officer 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.

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“Mr. Ogunsanya was quoted to have made the statement while speaking in Lagos on Wednesday, 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.

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“This statement is issued for the guidance of our stakeholders”, the statement concluded.

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