The Federal Government says it has achieved 100 per cent in the production of Subscriber Identification Module cards as well as the manufacture of many components of cell phones used in the country.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, said this when featured in a special News Agency of Nigeria interview programme in Abuja.
He said the government was partnering with private sectors on the local production of SIM cards, cell phones, tablets, and other ICT facilities.
Pantami said that the local production was a sequel to the national policy on local content signed by President Muhammadu Buhari on the promotion of Indigenous Content in the Nigerian Telecommunications Sector.
Pantami said this was in line with the Nigerian government’s commitment to ensure that Nigerians become active participants in the different sectors of the economy.
He said the policy had addressed pertinent areas, including manufacturing, services, people, research, and development, thus further advancing the goals of the nation.
Pantami said developing the capacity of Nigerians would ensure an enhanced role for Nigerians in the design and manufacture of devices and in meeting the manpower requirements in the sector.