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Buhari Hails First Nigerian Smartphone from ITF Mobile

Indigenous smartphone makers, ITF Mobile has presented the first ever made in Nigeria smartphone to President Muhammadu Buhari.

President Buhari

ITF Mobile presented the locally made smartphone to President Buhari on Wednesday.

The presentation was done at the State House in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The presentation was made by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Adeniyi Adebayo before the commencement of Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council meeting

According to Adebayo, the phone is 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.”

Recall that ITF Mobile first launched the smartphone at the opening of the physical/visual 12th National Council on Industry, Trade and Investment meeting in Abuja in December 2020.

The smartphone, a 4G enabled phone, was produced by the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) model skills training centre based in Abuja.

The 4G smartphone is one of many innovations brought to bear under Joseph Ari, the Director General of ITF.

According to Ari, who took over the reins of ITF in 2016 and was re-appointed in 2020, the smartphone components were sourced locally.

The phone has an inscription on the package, which reads ‘ITF Mobile …Developing the Nation’s Human Resources’.

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