In reaction to NCC status report on Airtel Nigeria Operating License Renewal, the telecom company has clarified its current stand.
Recall, Business Remarks earlier reported that Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) has disclosed that the body is yet to renew the operating license of Airtel Nigeria for another period of ten years.
In a statement signed by Airtel Nigeria Vice President, Corporate Communications & CSR, Emeka Oparah said “during the launch of our flagship corporate social responsibility program titled Airtel Touching Lives, last week, a contrast was drawn between operating license and social license.
Oprah noted that whilst the operating license is issued by NCC, “we stated that a social license is earned by what a company does for its communities. We are very proud of our Touching Lives Program which gives support to the less privileged in our communities.
However, for clarity, an operating license is always issued by NCC and our current license expires in November 2021. Airtel Nigeria have applied to NCC for it’s operating license renewal ahead of this expiry date and the renewal process is in progress but yet to be concluded.
We look forward to working with our various communities on the 6th edition of our Airtel Touching Lives Program,” he said.