The Board of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has reassured Stakeholders 9Mobile will be duly taken over by investors with the requisite technical capability and pedigree to manage the organisation.

In a statement in Abuja, signed by its Director of Public Affairs, Mr. Tony Ojobo, said the recurrence of any missteps that may have led to the current situation must be avoided.

The statement reads in part: “Arising from its Board meeting held in Abuja on Thursday, February 22, 2018, the Board affirmed its determination to avoid the recurrence of any missteps that may have led to the current situation. The Board also made it clear that pursuant to the powers conferred on the Commission by the provisions of the Nigerian Communications Act 2003 and other instruments in that regard, the Commission will ensure that all relevant statutory and regulatory processes are duly complied with in the process leading up to the emergence of new owners for the company.

“The Board therefore assured all Stakeholders that the Commission will apply all necessary diligence to see the ongoing sale process through to its logical conclusion in a manner that protects the overall national interest and the seamless operation of the national telecommunications network.”

Though no official statement has been issued by NCC, Nigeria’s telecom regulator, several reports indicate that 9mobile has been bought by Teleology Holding.


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