Akin Olateru, Commissioner of Accident Investigation Bureau Nigeria ( AIB-N) solicit for the simplification of the approval processes for drone approval adding that drones have huge opportunities for the betterment of the country.
Olateru made called at the 2nd Edition Drone Technology Conference and Exhibition ( Drone Tecx 2020) at the NIGAV Centre in Lagos. He said the approval coming from the Office of the National Security Adviser ( ONSA) was too busy to be taking individual drone approval requests.
AIB-N Boss said once approvals come effortlessly this technology can be used in areas that aid humanity including agriculture, medical, traffic management, security and a lot of other areas.
He said,” We need to simplify all the processes of drone approval, it is too cumbersome and the NSA is a bust office and cannot be taking individual requests for drone technology. If we want to move forward, we need to find a way to simplify the process.”
On the benefits, he stressed that”we can monitor traffic at 3rd mainland every day between 6:30 am and 8:30 am every day, can we deploy drones to that area. Are we investing in drones enough to monitor our pipelines? Are drones monitoring our perimeter fencing at our airports?
Speaking earlier, Chairman Dronetecx, Mr. Fortune Idu said the three-day conference is aimed at promoting the advancement of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) stressing that the technology is a game changer with its numerous aapplications.
http://www.amehnews.comThe chairman said,” Before the end of this decade, UAV and autonomous vehicle industry will experience exponential growth and the application of drones will be found in virtually every sector.
He pointed out that drone utilisation can empowering other sectors to deliver speed, efficiency, and cost-effective services stressing that this emerging industry is a game-changer with huge potential to create jobs in software and hardware engineering.