Drone Laws - Nigeria

Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCCA)


NCAA has in place Regulations/Advisory Circular to guide the certification and operations of civil RPA in the Nigerian airspace. This is contained in the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig.CARs 2015 Part and Implementing Standards (Nig.CARs 2015 Part IS.

No government agency, organisation or an individual will launch an RPA/UAV in the Nigerian airspace for any purpose whatsoever without obtaining requisite approvals/permit from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and Office of National Security Adviser (NSA).

On May 9 2016 the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCCA) issued safety guidelines for drone operators who will need to obtain permits from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) as well as from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA)
http://ncaa.gov.ng/ncaa-issues-safety-guidelines-for-drone-operators/ http://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/more-news/203080-nigeria-bans-unauthorised-use-drones.html

Operation - CAR part 10
10.8 Approval to Operate Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) in the Territory of Nigeria. Requirement for application by foreign persons or operators for approval to operate remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) into the territory of Nigeria.

Aerial work - CAR part 11
http://www.ncaa.gov.ng/regulations/ncaa-regulations/civil-aviation-regulations-part-11/ / —(a) This part contains the requirements for those operators and operations that are considered to be aerial work in Nigeria.
Nigeria Operator's Application Form to operate Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) within (NIGERIA) - CAR part 8b