The Federal Government has launched its first Made-in-Nigeria cell phone, known as ITF Mobile.
Made from local components, the phone is a product of the Model Skills Training Centre of the Industrial Training Fund, an agency under the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment.
This was disclosed on Wednesday by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Adeniyi Adebayo, while presenting the phone to the President in Abuja.
Earlier, on June 3, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, had hinted that Nigeria has the capacity to produce 60-70 per cent of smartphone components and SIM cards locally, with plans already underway for local production.
“When this administration came on board, even SIM cards were imported into Nigeria. But as it is today, the Federal Government has provided an enabling environment for the private sector to produce SIM cards, not only for our consumption but for the entire African continent.”
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