ITF Mobile is a brand of mobile phones produced by the Electrical/Electronics Technology Department of the Industrial Training Fund’s (ITF) Model Skills Training Centre, an agency under Ministry of Industry Trade and Investment in Nigeria. The centre is located in Abuja FCT.
As at June 2021, ITF Mobile had produced prototypes of 12 different models, but none is in mass production yet.
Other facts about ITF Mobile
- The ITF phone presented to the oresident is an Android phone.
2. ITF Claims that the phone is made from components 100% locally sourced from Lagos and Aba, Abia State. The 100% claim is doubtful, as Nigeria does not possess all the materials and components required for mobile phone production.
3. The government and ITF Mobile claim that this is the first Made In Nigeria phone. This is untrue, as there have been other mobile phones produced/assembled in Nigeria. For example, Pliris Mobile has produced smartphones as early as 2013. Also, RLG has a manufacturing plant in Osun State, while AfriOne has had an assembly plant in Lagos since 2017. ITF is definitely not the first made-in-Nigeria phone.
Here at Mobility Nigeria, we are looking forward to seeing ITF phones in production and getting our hands on them. When we do, you will get all the juicy details.
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Founder of Mobility Nigeria. Yomi’s journey in mobile started when GSM technology was introduced in Nigeria in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with HDML/WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.