PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari received the first Nigerian-made cell phone known as ITF Mobile on Wednesday.
The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Adeniyi Adebayo, handed the phone to the president, before the start of the meeting of the Federal Executive Council, FEC.
Adebayo said the phone was one of twelve produced, using locally sourced components, by the electrical / electronic technology department of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) Model Skills Training Center.
According to him, “twelve indigenous cell phones produced by the Model Skills Training Center of the Industrial Training Fund; an agency under the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment has been launched.
“It gives me great pleasure, Mr. President, to present one of the phones to you. ”
The President also presided over the swearing-in of one commissioner each, for the National Population Commission and the Federal Civil Service Commission before the deliberations of the Council meeting.
The people sworn in were Wakil Bukar as commissioner of the Federal Civil Service Commission (FCC) and Mohammed Dattijo Usman as commissioner of the National Population Commission (NPC).
Bukar, replaced the FCC Commissioner of Bauchi State while Usman replaced the AFN Commissioner of Niger State. The two replaced representatives recently passed away.
The council meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari began immediately in the conference room of the First Lady’s office.
The vice-president Yemi Osinbajo, the secretary of the government of the Federation, SGF, the boss Mustapha and the chief of staff of the president, the professor Ibrahim Gambari are physically present at the meeting.
Others include the Ministers of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed; Finance, Zainab Ahmed, Justice, Abubakar Malami and Trade and Investment; Niyi Adebayo.
Federation Chief of Service Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan and other ministers attend the weekly cabinet meeting from their various offices in Abuja.