Critical Review of Laws Regulating Aircraft Engine Pollution in Nigeria


Aircraft engine pollution is a complex issue in the international, regional and national space, and its regulation is somewhat challenging. The reason is that aircraft emission is transboundary in nature and scope, and the international regulatory authority has come under criticism as to its sectorial regulatory approach. This paper looks at the regulation of pollution arising from aircraft engines in Nigeria. It aims to evaluate the laws responsible for regulating aircraft engine pollution in Nigeria. The paper found that the laws regulating aircraft engine pollution in Nigeria are on certification of aircraft engines, and nothing more. It also discovered that Nigeria does not have a carbon emission reduction plan apart from the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). There is also no action plan on reducing the impact of aircraft engine on climate change. This paper concludes with a call on Nigeria to synergize and institutionalize a regulatory framework on pollutions arising from aircraft engine.