NCC issues new regulation for the use of UAV’s

Last Updated: September 29, 2020

Ologunagbe Olamide

December 19, 2019


Drones have found application in several areas that are contributing to the development of nations.

These include security surveillance, shipping and delivery, disaster management, rescue operations, and healthcare, archaeological surveys, geographic mapping, law enforcement, safety inspection. agriculture, wildlife monitoring, etc.

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) issues new regulations to guide the use of spectrum for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or drones in the country.  This is due to the challenges of unavailable spectrum in the country.

This was disclosed during a stakeholders’ consultative forum on the regulation of drones held in Lagos on December 29 2019.NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, who was represented by the NCC’s Executive Commissioner, Stakeholders’ Engagement, Adewolu Adeleke, the Executive Vice Chairman.

The stakeholders called for global harmonization of spectrums to avoid interference of networks in the use of drones.

It was also stated that a framework needs to be set up to ensure strict compliance for drone usage.

“We recommend that there should be stronger synergy among stakeholders especially NCC, ONSA and NCAA.

With the increasing demand for drone usage, a more vigorous stand should be taken towards developing advanced technologies for monitoring and localization of drones by regulators,” they said.

Some of the reviewed guidelines on 2.4 and 5.8 GHz Spectrum for the drone users are that anybody using drone must make it known to the commission.


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