Flight safety: NCAA, Lagos tackle illegal high rise structures

May 20th, 2018

From Amara Justice, Lagos

The check the danger posed to safe flight operations, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and the Lagos State Government have partnered to curb the menace of unauthorised high rise structures scattered around Lagos metropolis.

This collaboration was a resolution from a bilateral meeting between the NCAA Director General and the officials of the Lagos State Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development and Ministry of Works and Infrastructure.

NCAA, in a statement signed by its General Manager, Public Relations, Sam Adurogboye, said the agencies held two meetings recently at the NCAA’s Aviation House Office.

With this synergy, Adurogboye said 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.

He added that their resources will be used to spot where other landing facilities are located in Lagos.

These landing facilities include Heliport, Helipad, Helideck and Airstrip.

According to him, NCAA in line with its regulatory functions has directed all intending developers or builders of high rise structures within the Aerodrome Obstacle Limitation Surfaces (OLS) to always apply to the Authority for Aviation Height Clearance (AHC) and Permit.

He said it was similarly agreed that NCAA will 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.

“The NCAA is ready to enter into partnership that will guarantee the safety and security of flight operations,” he said.

The operations, Adurogboye said will be reviewed in a meeting already scheduled to hold on a later date.

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