Nigerian government has decided to regulate the use of drones in the country through the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). It recently said all drones must be approved by the NCAA and Office of National Security Adviser (NSA).
NCAA affirmed that users of drones in Nigeria must comply strictly with the conditions stipulated in their permits and the requirements of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig.CARs); it added that those that do not follow its directives will be sanctioned.
Nigerianflightdeck.com reported that RPA/UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) are being currently deployed for commercial and recreational purposes in Nigeria without adequate security clearance.
Thus, with the preponderance of these operations particularly in a non – segregated airspace, there has to be proactive safety guidelines.
The development of the use of RPA nationwide has emerged with somewhat predictable safety concerns and security threats.