The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority has announced a partnership with the Lagos State Government to curb the danger posed by unauthorised high-rise structures on the path of flights around the Lagos metropolis.
According to the NCAA, the collaboration is a resolution from a bilateral meeting between its Director-General, Muhtar Usman, and officials of the Lagos State ministries of Physical Planning and Urban Development; and Works and Infrastructure.
The NCAA said that the meeting was first held on April 26 and another on May 17 at its head office at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos. “With this synergy, it is expected that the two parastatals of the Lagos State Government will deploy their capacities in clearing all obstructions and obstacles along flight paths within the state. In addition, their resources will be used to spot where other landing facilities are located in Lagos. These landing facilities include heliport, helipad, helideck and airstrip,” the NCAA said in a statement signed by its General Manager, Public Relations, Sam Adurogboye.
Adurogboye stated that in line with its regulatory functions, the NCAA had directed all intending developers or builders of high-rise structures within the aerodrome obstacle limitation surfaces to always apply to it for aviation height clearance and permit.
He said it was similarly agreed that the NCAA would provide the Lagos State agencies with a flight path map to guide them in planning, development and granting of approvals for new structures in the state.