The President Muhammadu Buhari administration has been heavily condemned by Nigerians for going on social media to plead with United States billionaire Elon Musk for ventilators to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.
Concise News understands that Musk is the founder and Chief Engineer of SpaceX.
He had tweeted on Thursday that his firm had extra ventilators that had been approved by the Food and Drug Administration in America.
“We have extra FDA-approved ventilators. We will ship to hospitals worldwide within Tesla delivery regions. Only requirement is that the vents are needed immediately for patients and not stored in a warehouse,” he had tweeted.
Then, Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning tagged the billionaire on Twitter, asking him to assist Africa’s most populous nation.
“Dear @Elonmusk @Tesla Federal Government of Nigeria needs support with 100 to 500 ventilators to assist with Covid19 cases rising every day in Nigeria,” the relied the billionaire’s tweet.
This did not go down well with many Nigerians who slammed the ministry for “embarrassing” the country by begging on Twitter.
See reactions below :
You slaughtered some influencers for
dropping account details under tweets
from Runtown, Peruzzi & more .
Now, the said Giant of Africa, Nigeria is
here through Ministry of Finance begging
for Ventilator (s) even after the billions
donated to them & more
Use the same energy now pic.twitter.com/czPzBS4qzL
— I Z U (@heisizumichaels) April 2, 2020
My dream is to leave Nigeria and forget about Naira 💁🏽♂️ In this country, knowledge is not power.
( Ada Ada , Shameless Giant of Africa , Jack Ma , Elon Musk Tesla Innoson ) pic.twitter.com/76OJmPYnzD
— JOHNTEEY 🌚 (@johnteey) April 2, 2020
A Whole Nigerian government, Giant of Africa Dropping account number under Elon musk Giveaway.
And some people are saying I should not drop my aza under giveaways.😡Mtchewww lemme copy my aza for clipboard sef pic.twitter.com/HUfhDswpe4
— KADUNA KING🇳🇬 (@TBoywonder) April 2, 2020
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