Buhari receives the first cell phone made in Nigeria.

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President Muhammadu Buhari received the ITF Mobile, the first mobile phone built-in Nigeria, on Wednesday.

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Adeniyi Adebayo, gave the phone to President Muhammadu Buhari before the start of the Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja on Wednesday, according to the Nigerian News Agency (NAN).

According to Adebayo, the phone is one of 12 developed by the Electrical/Electronics Technology Department of the Industrial Training Fund’s (ITF) Model Skills Training Centre utilizing locally obtained components.

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“Twelve indigenous mobile cell phones were launched,” he stated, referring to the Model Skills Training Centre of the Industrial Training Fund, an institution under the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment.

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

The president also presided over the inauguration of one Commissioner each for the National Population Commission (NPC) and the Federal Civil Service Commission (FCC) before of the cabinet meeting, according to NAN.

Wakil Bukar was sworn in as FCC Commissioner and Mohammed Dattijo Usman was sworn in as NPC Commissioner.

Bukar takes over as FCC Commissioner for Bauchi State, while Usman takes over as Niger’s NPC Commissioner.

The representatives from the two states died lately, according to NAN.

In the meantime, President Buhari is presiding over a meeting of the Federal Executive Council in the First Lady’s office conference room.

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation Boss Mustapha, and Chief of Staff to the President Prof. 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.

Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, the Federation’s Head of Service, and other Ministers are participating in the meeting online from their respective offices in Abuja.


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