Sam Adurogboye, the busybody in charge of Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, spoke with the press on the days before the drones. In the recent times, RPA and UAV have been deployed for both recreational purposes and commercial purposes, but it has largely been without security clearance. The operations in non-segregated airspace must have proactive safety measures to keep everyone safe. The operators must hold to strict compliance in the permit.
Insights into Nigeria
When individuals understand what’s taking place, it reveals invaluable insight into why Nigeria is how it is. Once again, people see another variation of the MOPICON mentality. In terms of drones getting used by ordinary individuals, this is still a somewhat new technology and like all the newer technologies, it remains in the process of experimentation. No one knows how this technology will evolve 10 years from today. Through the process of experimenting, people will stumble on the use case that will solve a problem, and as this happens, investors will pile in for helping fund this exciting new idea.
Everyone Uses Drones Today
The broad application of uses include drones for wedding photographers to oil rigs and using this in place of humans to help with minimizing the risk. In addition, people even have a drone racing league, and some of the investors have put in around $8 million up to this point. In addition, some of the footage found in Avengers: Age of Ultron were shot using a drone.
Many Good Uses
The possible uses of drones will continue to grow well into the future, and the prices continue to drop each day, which means more people will buy them. At the same time, how a country chooses to regulate drones will tell a lot about who they are. In one statement from the NCAA, they had enacted regulation to guide the certifications for operations of a civil RPA within Nigerian airspace.
Unfortunately, the NCAA in Nigeria claims it has chosen to be “proactive” in banning these drones. Nigeria has said that they have chosen to act fast for the benefit of all Nigerians, but someone somewhere has already acted in hopes of proposing a way to keep “approved drones” on the market. The problem with the Nigerian government banning this technology is how it could stifle them over the long term. It’s important to consider that in banning drones, we may also ban our chances at progress and innovation.