Nigerians react as Minister of Finance beg billionaire Elon Musk for ventilators

Nigerians react as Minister of Finance beg billionaire Elon Musk for ventilators

The Ministry of Finance and Budget through its official twitter page begged billionaire, Elon Musk for ventilators and Nigerians have taken to the platform to react.

Billionaire Industrial engineer, Elon Musk, on the 31st of March tweeted,

“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”

The Ministry of Finance and Budget then made a public plea for 100-500 ventilators from him and Nigerians are left in shock. The ministry tweeted;

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

Nigerians react as Minister of Finance beg billionaire Elon Musk for ventilators

With over N13.5 billion donated by individuals to support the Federal Government in the fight against coronavirus, many wondered why the Finance Ministry would make a public plea for ventilators. See some reactions below.

If Elon Musk has ventilators to give to Nigeria, for the sake of the common people, I hope they give us. However, you have to understand the criticism. A country that can afford to pay its Senators $450,000 per year in allowances should not be begging for ventilators on Twitter. – @Backarray

I was prepared to jump on that Ministry of Finance handle “begging” Elon Musk for ventilators until I saw the Ukrainian embassy AND a former minister of health in Ukraine, “begging” as well. Extraordinary times. Means we should all take a step back & observe before reacting… – @temiokomi

9ja Billionaires gave the FG & Lagos State N13 billion. Innoson Motors offered to help and speedily manufacture ventilators locally. But the criminally minded APC Government have decided to be begging Elon Musk for free ventilators online. Buhari led APC are shameless criminals. – @firstladyship

A country that budgeted 37B for NASS renovation shouldn’t be asking Elon Musk for ventilators on social media. – @Seyi__

Heartlessly corrupt government openly begging Elon Musk for ventilators. How much are ventilators that we can’t buy but they can re-loot Abacha loot & share money for Vote Buying. Cursed is the day Buhari was voted president. – @adeyanjudeji

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