Metro Nigeria Bans Unauthorised Use of Drones


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The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, has banned the launching of Remotely Piloted Aircraft, RPA, in the Nigerian airspace without its permit and that of the Office of National Security Adviser, ONSA.

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This was made known in a statement issued by the General Manager, Public Relations, NCAA, Sam Adurogboye, in Lagos, yesterday.

The statement said the move was part of the safety guidelines issued by the regulatory agency to drone operators, following the proliferation of the technology in the country.

According to the statement ‘’no government agency, organisation or an individual will launch an RPA/UAV in the Nigerian airspace for any purpose whatsoever without obtaining requisite permit from the NCAA and ONSA.

“The NCAA wishes to reiterate that all applicants and holders of permits to operate RPA/Drones must strictly be guided by safety guidelines.

“In addition, operators must ensure strict compliance with the conditions stipulated in their permits and the requirements of the Nig. CARs.”
 
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