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Check if you are in a Bona-fide status in terms with Company incorporation and other required/prescribed documents.

  • Present a list of Required Documents.
  • Complet a registration Form of National Communication Commission (Cost: N1,000.00) payable by bank draft, to the Nigerian Communications Commission.
  • Copies of Completed Application Form (As Applicable).
  • Non-Refundable Administrative fee, which is 5% of the relevant license fees and is payable in bank draft on submission of the application form.

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Required Documents[edit]

  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Tax Clearance Certificate but if it is a new Company, a tax waiver letter should be obtained and attached to the submission.
  • Certified true copy of Articles and Memorandum of Association
  • 2 passport photographs of authorized representative
  • Certificate of qualified technical staff. (if applicable)
  • Completed application should be submitted in duplicate with all necessary documents attached and bound
  • Application fees on submission of application is N1000
  • All payments are in bank draft

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Nigerian Communication Commission
Head Office

Plot 423, Aguiyi Ironsi Street

Maitama, Abuja,

Federal Capital Territory.

Tel: +234-9-4617000

Fax: +234-9-4617514

Zonal Offices
Enugu Office

No 2, Ugwuoba Street

Off Ezilo Avenue

Independence Layout

Enugu State.

Tel: +234-42-250435, 257776

Fax: +234-42-250435

Ibadan Office

No 19, Oshuntokun Avenue

Old Bodija, Ibadan,

Oyo State.

Tel: +234-2-8104303

Fax: +234-2-8103997

Kano Office

No. 1, Sokoto Road,

By Audu Bako Secretariat,

Nasarawa GRA,

P.M.B 3212,

Kano State.

Tel: +234-64-947822, 319999

Fax: +234-64-328855

Lagos Office

9A Bankole Oki Street,

Behind Ikoyi Club,

Ikoyi, Lagos.

Tel: +234-1-72093224,

2690603, 2690712

Fax: +234-1-2690750

Port Harcourt Office

No. 23A, Igbodo Street,

Behind First Bank Aba Road,

Old GRA, Port Harcourt,

Rivers State.

Tel: +234-84-465644, 465645

Fax: +234-84-464283

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All Individuals or companies who are in Nigeria involving various telecoms operations, telecoms associations,phone users and dealers in the country, the Nigerian Identity Management Commission, the media and others who intending to operate a Telecommunication service business are Eligible to register with Nigerian Communication Commission.


The Application Form costs N1.000

The application checklist requires the submission of corporate documentation (incorporation, taxation & profile), feasibility study on proposed station and the appropriate licence fee, which currently stands at:

  • Radio USD$135,000
  • Television USD$100,000
  • Cable TV USD$70,000
  • Satellite USD$200,00028


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e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

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Processing Time[edit]

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The Nigerian Communication commission, is the body in Nigeria that has a statutory responsibility of regulating and controlling the telecommunications industry.

The Nigerian Communication Commission with a mandate to efficiently manage, plan, coordinate, allocate, assign, register, monitor and use of scarce national resources in the communications sub-sector, including but not limited to frequency spectrum, numbers and electronic addresses, and also promote and safeguard national interests, safety and security in the use of the said scarce national resources.

It does this by regulating the work of Telecommunication industry in Nigerian for this purposes of creating an effective, impartial and independent regulatory authority.

All Companies applying for a license must be registered in Nigeria by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).

Required Information[edit]

The key information required is as follows:

1. Name of Applicant (or Authorized Representative)

2. Organization / Company.

3. Completed NCC application form ( FORM AP.03).

4. Certificate of Incorporation with the National communication commission, if a company.

5. Certified true copy of memorandum & Articles of Association.

6. Tax Clearance Certificate

7. information on Equipment standards and specifications.

8. Information on a random sample of the equipment done by a technical and conformity tests by NCC

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Need for the Document[edit]

Nigerian Communication Commission is the regulator of the telecommunications industry body and has wide discretionary powers to plan, manage, assign and monitor the use of spectrum by commercial users of telecommunications services.

NBC processes applications for the ownership of all types of radio and television stations and has licensed over 350 operational stations in several categories including private, public, satellite, network, campus and community radio & TV stations.

The roles of NCC also includes:

  • the encouragement of competition;
  • the removal of market entry barriers;
  • interconnection of new operators with incumbents;
  • the monitoring of tariffs and quality of service;
  • the protection of consumer rights;
  • and the overall promotion of affordable telecommunications services.

if you are to operate a telecommunication service in Nigeria you must register with National Communication Commission and National Broadcasting Commission.

Information which might help[edit]

The Commission derives its powers from the NBC Act 38 of 1992 as amended by the National Broadcasting Commission Act 55 of 1999 and is the sole body charged with regulating the broadcast industry, setting broadcast standards and upholding equity and fairness in broadcasting. NBC assigns broadcast frequencies it receives from NFMC to private & public radio & TV stations11, monitoring for compliance with administrative procedures, the broadcast code and technical standards.

NBC processes applications for the ownership of all types of radio and television stations and has licensed over 350 operational stations in several categories including private, public, satellite, network, campus and community radio & TV stations. The Commission regulates broadcasting through 27 state & zonal offices and regularly publishes updates of the radio frequencies it assigns on its website.

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