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President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday received the first made in Nigeria cell phone, known as ITF Mobile which marks the potential beginning of the manufacturing of mobile phones in the West African country.
Africa Today News, New York gathered that the Minister of Industry, trade, and Investment, Adeniyi Adebayo, presented the phone to the president, before the commencement of Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council meeting in the statehouse Abuja.
While speaking, Mr Adebayo, explained that the phone was 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: ‘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.’
Africa Today News, New York reports that the president also presided over the swearing-in 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 are Wakil Bukar as Commissioner of the FCC and Mohammed Usman as Commissioner of the NPC.
Mr. Bukar replaces the FCC Commissioner from Bauchi State while Mr Usman replaces the NPC Commissioner from Niger.
The representatives from the two states died recently.
AFRICA TODAY NEWS, NEW YORK