The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has banned the usage of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on board Nigerian airlines. This is contained in a statement issued by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and signed by its General Manager, Public Relations, Sam Adurogboye on Tuesday in Lagos.
The statement instructed passengers not to turn on or charge their Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices on board aircraft following recent accidents and concerns raised by its manufacturers.
The statement read: “NCAA is appealing to the passengers’ responsibilities in relation to ensuring safety and security of air transportation.
“Importantly, all airlines are hereby advised to emphasize the prohibition of this devices on board during passenger briefings by the cabin crew. “Similarly, all those responsible for searching or screening checked-in baggage are expected to intensify the procedures to identify possible checked-in Samsung Galaxy Note 7,” it said.
According to the regulatory body passengers are advised to adhere to the directive to ensure safety and security.
”NCAA therefore calls on all passengers and airline operators to ensure total adherence to this directive as safety and security of air transportation is paramount to the authority,” it said.