Nigeria– President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday received Nigeria’s first phone dubbed ITF mobile.
Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Niyi Adebayo delivered the cell phone to the head of state in a virtual Federal Executive Committee (FEC) Meeting held at the State House.
The phone is one of the 12 cell phones produced in the country, using locally sourced components, by the Electrical/Electronics Technology Department of the Industrial Training Fund’s (ITF) Model Skills Training Centre.
Adebayo, while introducing the phone to the president, said “Twelve indigenous mobile cell phones produced by the Model Skills Training Centre of the Industrial Training Fund; an agency under the Ministry of Industry Trade and Investment was launched. It gives me great pleasure Mr President, to present you with one of the phones.”
Before the start of the FEC meeting, Buhari also presided over the swearing-in ceremony of a Commissioner each for the National Population Commission (NPC) and the Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC). Replacement in the two positions follows the death of the former office bearers who died recently.
Also present at the meeting was Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, NSA Babagana Monguno, AGF Abubakar Malami, Chief of Staff, Ibrahim Gambari, Minister for Information, Lai Mohammed, Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed and SGF Boss Mustapha.