Unauthorised masts belonging to telecoms companies erected on flight paths will be removed, according to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), in order to ensure safety of all aircraft on approach to land at Nigeria’s various airports.
The authority said the affected structures marked for removal also include towers and high rise buildings that were built without obtaining aviation height clearance.
Fan Ndubuoke, general manager of public relations of NCAA, said in a statement some of the affected structures have become a major obstacle to approach and descent to the airports for aircrafts.
He announced the appointment of Messrs Noon Mast Ventures Nig Ltd to carry out a nationwide identification of the obstructing structures and installations and pull down illegal structures within the airport environment and along the flight paths.
“Those who are compelled by whatever reason to erect a mast or high rise structure within the airport environment and along flight paths are required to contact NCAA to obtain the appropriate Aviation Height Clearance,” NCAA regulations state.
“The firm has therefore been mandated to embark on countrywide surveillance, demand for NCAA Certificate of clearance as a condition for verification from owners of existing structures and where this is nonexistent they will be pulled down instantly,” Ndubuoke said.
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