OBLIGATION OF FIREARMS LICENCE HOLDER UNDER FIREARMS ACT
1. Not to allow its use by any other unlicensed person. (Sec. 3 and 4 Firearms Ordinance, 1958).
2. To secure the firearm in a safe place when not in use. (Sec. 8() 1) Firearms Ordinance. 1958)
3. To notify the Licensing Authority within 14 days if the Firearm is lost. Stolen or destroyed. (Sec. 8(2)) Firearms Ordinance, 1958)
4. If the owner dies the next of kin may hold the license and the weapon for 14 days only, after which it will be surrendered to or be seized by an authorized police officer and deposited in a public armory until a license or permit is granted in respect thereof. (Sec. 8 Firearms Ordinance. 1958).
5. To notify the licensing authority of his intention to leave Nigeria how the owner proposes to dispose of his firearms (Sec. 10 Firearms Ordinance, 1958)
6. To transfer weapon only to a person holding a license. (Sec.12 firearms Ordinance. 1958 )
7. A license to possess must be obtained BEFORE a firearms is imported. (Sec.20 (a) firearm ordinance, 1958) unless Sec. 20(B) or (c) (d) or (e) are complied with)
8. Not to import or export firearms or ammunition by post. (Sec. 21 Firearms Ordinance, 1958)
9. Not to import or export firearms or ammunition except must be declared to the custom authorities. (Sec. 22 firearms ordinance 1958).
10. To produce the firearms and license when required by a police officer. (Sec. 29 firearms ordinance. 1958).
11. To produce the firearms and license to the competent fire arms licensing authority within 14 days of withdrawal from a registered Dealers Armory. (Reg. 6(1) Firearms Regulation, 1958) 958
12.Applicants must nominate two referees who must attest for them; the attestation letters must be uploaded together with a psychiatric medical report from Federal Government Hospitals which will be verified by the police medical team so as to ascertain the mental health state of the applicant to support their application and must declare all criminal convictions, no matter how old or trivial.