The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, has directed passengers not to turn on or charge their Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices on board aircraft following recent incidents and concerns raised by its manufacturers.
The aviation regulatory body gave the directive in a statement signed by its General Manager, Public Relations, Sam Adurogboye, which was obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Tuesday.
It warned that the phones must not be stowed away in any checked-in baggage.
“NCAA is appealing to the passengers’ responsibilities in relation to ensuring safety and security of air transportation.
“Importantly, all airlines are hereby advised to emphasise
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.
The NCAA reminded travellers that Samsung had recalled over 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 devices due to several reported cases of overheating and outright explosion.
NCAA called on all passengers and airline operators to ensure total adherence to this directive as sagety and security of air transportation is paramount to the authority.