On Sunday, the Nigerian Communications Commission(NCC) denied the news that it has renewed the License of Airtel for another 10 years.
According to the Commission, Airtel has applied for a renewal of its operating License, but its still under review and has not yet been approved.
In a statement signed by its Director public Affairs, Dr Ikechukwu Adinde, the commission said:
“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 Office 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.
“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 (UASL) Licence granted to it by the Commission, the application is yet to be approved as it is still undergoing required regulatory process”.