President Muhammadu Buhari has taken delivery of the first-ever Nigeria-made cellphone. The phone called ITF Mobile was presented to him today, June 9, by Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Niyi Adebayo, just before the commencement of the week’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Introducing the phone 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. Adebayo said: “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.”