Drone Laws in Nigeria

Flying drones in NigeriaLearn in this article what rules apply to drones in Nigeria.

In Nigeria, all drones weighing between 250 grams and 25 kilograms must be registered. The drone registration can be done here by hobby pilots online. If you do not register, you risk a fine or imprisonment of up to three years.

Commercial pilots must obtain a permit directly from the Nigerian Aviation Authority. In the application, I would submit my German drone license.

Helpful Links:  Civil Aviation Regulation Part 8a

We have researched the listed drone regulations for Nigeria to the best of our knowledge. We cannot guarantee the correctness of the information. If you want to be on the safe side, contact the competent aviation authority. Alternatively, you can also ask the embassy in your country for further information about the regulations. Please leave us a comment when you receive news and/or gain experience with your copter in Nigeria!

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Since January 2015, we travel around the world. In our backpack we carry a camera drone which we use to capture the best places from a bird’s perspective. First we travelled with a DJI Phantom 2. But now we use a Yuneec Typhoon H. On our blog we share the best tips for you about travelling with a copter. If you have questions about this article or new information, don’t hesitate to leave us a comment!


  • Bello Adamu | 17.04.2019

    Hello, please i would like to start a commercial drone business, and i need a mentorship to do that.

    • Nnanna | 24.08.2019


  • Nnanna | 24.08.2019

    What if my drone isn’t as heavy as 250kg

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