Nigerian Government Begs Elon Musk For Ventilators On Twitter

The South African-American billionaire had said in a tweet that his company was supplying ventilators to hospitals worldwide.

Minister of Finance and Budget planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, says government is worried over the fate of oil revenue / Photo credit: premiumtimesng.com
Minister of Finance and Budget planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, says government is worried over the fate of oil revenue / Photo credit: premiumtimesng.com

The Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and Planning pleaded with the founder of the electronic automobile company, Tesla Inc., Elon Musk, to support Nigeria with 100-500 ventilators.

The South African-American billionaire had said in a tweet that his company was supplying ventilators to hospitals worldwide.

The tweet reads: “We have extra FDA-approved ventilators. Will ship to hospitals worldwide within Tesla delivery regions. Device & shipping cost are free. Only requirement is that the vents are needed immediately for patients, not stored in a warehouse. Please me or @Tesla know.

Responding to this tweet, however, the ministry of finance, via its official Twitter handle said that Nigerian government is in need of 100 – 500 ventilators.

The tweet read: “Dear @elonmusk @Tesla Federal Government of Nigeria needs support with 100-500 ventilators to assist with #Covid19 cases arising every day in Nigeria.”

The minister however pulled down the tweet a few hours after coming under criticism from Nigerians on Twitter.

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