ITF Mobile, the Made in Nigeria phone officially unveiled earlier this month when it was presented to President Muhammadu Buhari, will go into mass production, according to the government.
ITF Mobile is a new Android phone made by the Electrical/Electronics Technology Department of the Industrial Training Fund’s (ITF) Model Skills Training Centre (MSTC) in Abuja, Otunba Niyi Adebayo, Industry, Trade and Investment Minister discloses during the unveiling at Aso Villa in Abuja.
Nigeria, home to a booming telecoms market with over 187 million phone lines and 140 million internet connections provides a potential market for the Made in Nigeria phone, ITF Mobile, according to analysts.
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ITF Mobile is made from components 100% locally sourced in Nigeria from Lagos and Aba, “and is being readied for mass production”, according to Adebayo.
ITF Mobile will be no different from any other mobile phone, the Industry, Trade and Investment Minister says explaining that the makers “are trying to mass produce it” and on that journey, “this is the beginning.”
According to him, “this is the first one that they have made. I am sure that they will go on to see what they can do with regards to charging without using conventional power sources.”
President Muhammadu Buhari, on the left, holds the ITF Mobile, the Made in Nigeria mobile phone, with Otunba Niyi Adebayo, Industry, Trade and Investment Minister during the unveiling of the Android device on June 9 at the Aso Villa in Abuja. Photos credit: Sunday Aghaeze