Nigerian president Buhari receives first country’s made cellphone
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari received the ITF Mobile, the country’s first made-in-Nigeria cell phone, on Wednesday.
Before the start of the cabinet meeting in the First Lady Conference Room, Presidential Villa, Abuja, Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment, Adeniyi Adebayo, gave the phone to Buhari.
The phone, according to Adebayo, was one of twelve made by the Electrical/Electronics Technology Department of the Industrial Training Fund’s (ITF) Model Skills Training Centre utilizing 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,” Adebayo said.
“It gives me great pleasure Mr President, to present you with one of the phones.”
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation Boss Mustapha, and Chief of Staff to the President Professor Ibrahim Gambari are among those in attendance.
Others are Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture; Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance; Abubakar Malami, Minister of Justice; and Niyi Adebayo, Minister of Trade and Investment.