President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday launched the country’s first made-in-Nigeria mobile phone.
This happened during the virtual Federal Executive Council Meeting and swearing in of Federal Commissioners of the National Population Commission and Federal Civil Service Commission.
During the event, the Minister of Trade and Investment Niyi Adebayo presented Buhari with the “first ever mobile phone made in Nigeria”.
The first ever Nigeria-made cellphone is called ITF Mobile.
Introducing the product to the President, Adebayo said it was produced by the Electrical/Electronics Technology Department of the Industrial Training Fund’s (ITF) Model Skills Training Centre, using locally sourced components.
“Twelve 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 was launched.
“It gives me great pleasure, Mr President, to present you with one of the phones,” Adebayo said.