President Muhammadu Buhari Presented With First Ever Made in Nigeria Phone
President Muhammadu Buhari has been presented with the first produced phone in Nigeria by HMTI Otunba Niyi Adebayo on Wednesday, June 9, during the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting held at the State House, Abuja.
Recall that on Thursday June 3, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami while speaking at an All Progressives Congress (APC) professional forum in Abuja, stated that in the next two years, the government would make available not less than 60% of materials needed for the local production of technological inventions in the telecom industry as according to him, Nigeria has the capability to also produce 200 million SIM cards yearly.
He added that the ministry has provided an enabling environment to achieve this vision.
“We came up with a policy that in the next two to three years, a minimum of 60 to 70 percent of what we need in the telecommunications sector is going to be produced locally and we have started it. “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.” he said.