President Muhammadu Buhari received the first mobile phone made in Nigeria on Wednesday, known as ITF Mobile, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo.
Adebayo, who presented the phone to President Buhari before the start of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, said the phone was one of 12 produced, using locally sourced components, by the Electrical/Electronics Technology Department of the Industrial Training Fund’s (ITF) Model Skills Training Centre.
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He stated: Twelve native mobile phones produced by the Model Skills Training Centre of the Industrial Training Fund; an agency under the Ministry of Trade and Investment of Industry, has been launched.
“It gives me great pleasure, Mr President, to present you with one of the phones.”
The President also chaired the swearing-in of one Commissioner each for the National Population Commission (NPC) and the Federal Public Service Commission before the federal cabinet meeting.
The people sworn in were Wakil Bukar as Commissioner of the Federal Public Service Commission (FCC) and Mohammed Dattijo Usman as Commissioner of the National Population Commission (NOC).
Bukar will replace the Bauchi State FCC Commissioner, while Usman will replace the Niger State NPC Commissioner. This is because representatives of both states are dead recently.
Meanwhile, President Buhari is currently presiding over the virtual cabinet meeting in the conference room of the First Lady’s Office.
Vice-president Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary of the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha and the Chief of Staff of the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, are physically present.
Others are the Ministers for Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed; Finance, Zainab Ahmed, Justice, Abubakar Malami and Industry, Trade and Investment; Niyi Adebayo.
The Head of Service of the Federation, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan and other ministers attend the weekly Cabinet meeting from their different offices in Abuja.