NCC seals Nokia-Alcatel Lagos office for illegal operation

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Wednesday sealed off the office of Nokia-Alcatel located in Lekki, Lagos for allegedly operating without license.

Head of Enforcement Unit, NCC, Mr. Salisu Addul, who spoke shortly after the sealing off of the firm, said the company had been operating without NCC’s approval.

Abdul said that during one of the commission’s monitoring activities, the team discovered that the company had not obtained the requisite authorisation to render services.

He explained that Nokia-Alcatel was involved in equipment manufacturing, supply and installation, therefore it could have obtained the  “Sale and Installation” license.

According to him, the license, which barely cost N2 million will give Nokia the authority to operate wireless transmission, manufacturing and sale of equipment, among others.
He said that after notifying the company for the need to be licensed, it only applied for the license about three months ago, but did not complete the process.

He said, ”As a matter of fairness and transparency, we decided to pay them a visit, and we however discovered that they only applied for license about three months ago and are yet to complete the process for the license. Basically, we have decided to seal off the premises of Nokia until it obtains the requisite authorisation.”


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