The Industrial Training Fund (ITF) said it has initiated processes for the procurement and installation of a production line specially dedicated to mass producing and launching into market its assembled mobile phones.
Director-General, ITF, Joseph Ari, disclosed this when he received the leadership of the two in-house unions in the Fund, saying that the process will be handled at the ITF Model Skills Training Centre (MSTC), Abuja.
He said since the symbolic presentation of the ITF mobile to President Muhammadu Buhari, the ITF has been inundated with requests for partnership from corporate entities within the country.
“I have given directive to the Director of Technical and Vocational Skills Training Department, who is also the Zonal Director of the ITF MSTC to get all the immediate machines, so that we will be able to set up the production line.
“Since the good news, we have also received a lot of requests for partnership, including one from AfriOne, who want to partner with us. This is good, as we cannot do it alone because we are not an island unto ourselves.
“The main thing is that this product is a home-grown product and this lends credence to the fact that we too can do it in Nigeria,” he said.
Meanwhile, the DG expressed appreciation to the staff of the Fund for identifying and supporting the management at all times and equally thanked the executive officers of the Senior Staff Association of Statutory Corporations and Government Owned Companies (SSACGOC) and Amalgamated Union Public Corporations, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Employees (AUPCTRE) who paid him the congratulatory visit.