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NCAA to begin regulating drones

DG NCAA Captain Musa Nuhu.

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) may soon begin regulating remotely-Piloted aircraft, also known as drones, if the proposed amendments to the authority are approved.

NCAA Director-General, Captain Musa Nuhu made the disclosure at a Stakeholders’ Consultation on the Proposed Amendment to the Nigeria Civil Aviation Act in Abuja.

He urged federal lawmakers to adopt the amendment, as the new Act would stimulate economic growth, boost Security, safety and comfort in the Aviation sector

Captain Nuhu said the move became imperative to safeguard the country’s airspace.

He also referred to other amendments to its regulations, which includes an extension to the Air Operation License from three to five years for airlines offering scheduled flight operations, while that of private jet operators will be valid for three years.

Reporting by Adaku Eneh; Editing by Tersoo Nicholas, Adeniyi Bakare and Tony Okerafor