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NCC denies renewing Airtel’s operating license for another 10 years

The Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC)  has debunked reports it has renewed the operating license of telecommunications giant, Airtel for another 10 years.

 The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Airtel Nigeria, Mr. Olusegun Ogunsanya during the media launch of Airtel’s corporate social responsibility programme in Lagos, last week made the claim that it's license had been renewed for the next ten years but the NCC has denied the claim saying it was still considering Airtel's application..

 “The attention of the Nigerian Communications Commission has been drawn to a recent statement on an online publication credited to the Managing Director/Chief Executive Office of Airtel Nigeria, Mr. Olusegun Ogunsanya, to the effect that the mobile operating license of Airtel has been renewed by the Commission for another period of ten years.'' - a statement by the Commission’s Spokesperson, Dr Ikechikwu Adinde said.

 “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’.

 “The Commission wishes to state that while Airtel Nigeria has applied for the renewal of the Unified Access Service Licence (UASL) granted to it by the Commission, the application is yet to be approved as it is still undergoing the required regulatory process.” The statement adds

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