The Federal Government of Nigeria has launched the first Made-in-Nigeria cell phone as President Muhammadu Buhari was presented with the indigenous phone, known as ITF Mobile.
The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, presented the phone to the President before the commencement of Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja.
According to Otunba Adebayo, the phone is one of the 12 cell phones produced, using locally sourced components by the electrical/electronics technology department of the Industrial Training Fund’s (ITF) Model Skills Training Centre.
He said, “12 indigenous mobile cell phones produced by the Model Skills Training Centre of the Industrial Training Fund, an agency under Ministry of Industry Trade and Investment, were launched.
“It gives me great pleasure Mr President, to present you with one of the phones.”
President Buhari also presided over the swearing-in of one commissioner each for the National Population Commission and the Federal Civil Service Commission ahead of the cabinet meeting’s deliberations.
Those sworn in were Wakil Bukar as the FCC Commissioner and Mohammed Dattijo Usman as the NPC Commissioner.
Their predecessors died recently.