President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, received the country’s first indigenous cell phone from the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo.


Adebayo identified the cell phone as ITF, which has many sophisticated features.

While presenting the cell phone to the president shortly before the commencement of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, the minister noted that 11 other phones have been produced.

According to him, the phones were made 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 the Ministry of Industry Trade and Investment, were launched.

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“It gives me great pleasure Mr President, to present you with one of the phones.”

This comes less than a week after the Federal Government indefinitely suspended Twitter in the country.