Nigerian airport authorities have prohibited the usage or charging of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices on airlines in the country.
The phones must also not be stowed away in any checked-in baggage, a statement signed by the Head Spokesman of Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, Sam Adurogboye, said.
“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.
It’s believed the directive was given over recent reports that the device overheats and explodes.
Investigation traced these problems to charging, the statement said, adding that Samsung is limiting battery charging on Galaxy Note 7 devices to prevent inferno.