Buhari receives 1st made in Nigeria cell phone


The first made in Nigeria cell phone, known as ITF Mobile has been delivered to President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Minister of Industry, trade and Investment, Adeniyi Adebayo, presented the phone to the president.

Shortly, before the commencement of Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council meeting (FEC) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The product was presented to him by Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Niyi Adebayo,

While introducing the product to the President, Adebayo said it was produced by the Electrical/Electronic Technology Department of the Industrial Training Fund’s (ITF) Model Skills Training Centre,

According to Adebayo, the phone is one of the 12 cell phones produced, 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

President Buhari, while presiding over the meeting of the Federal Executive Council which took place at the conference room of the First Lady’s office,

Has also presided over the swearing-in ceremony of one Commissioner each, for the National Population Commission (NPC) and the Federal Civil Service Commission (FCC) ahead of deliberations at the cabinet meeting.

Those sworn-in were Wakil Bukar as Commissioner of the Federal Civil Service Commission (FCC) and Mohammed Dattijo Usman as Commissioner of the National Population Commission (NPC).

Bukar is to replace the FCC Commissioner from Bauchi State while Usman replaces the NPC Commissioner from Niger.

NAN reported that the representatives from the two States died recently.

Those physically attending the meeting are Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, (SAN); Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha and Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari.

Others include the Ministers of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed; Finance, Zainab Ahmed, Justice, Abubakar Malami and Trade and Industry, Trade and investment Niyi Adebayo.

While the Head of Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan and other ministers are participating in the meeting from their various offices in Abuja online.


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