In response to Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, who announced through a tweet that his company had free ventilators for hospitals within Tesla delivery regions, the Nigeria Mjnistry of Finance has asked for free ventilation publicly.
Musk has written “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 the tweet, the finance ministry wrote: “Dear @elonmusk @Tesla Federal Government of Nigeria needs support with 100-500 ventilators to assist with #Covid19 cases arising every day in Nigeria”.
See the tweet below:
Meanwhile, Nigerians have taken to Twitter to react to the development.
It would have been less shameful if u allow Teaching Hospitals to do this kind of bambiala. If it is to release money for official cars for politician , we wont hear anything here.
— Ayotunde (@Fatod09) April 2, 2020
Some Nigerians are so foolish it’s embarrassing. Many governments all over the world are soliciting for help and u are shaming ur country for doing same? The ventilators are to save ur useless lives and not for any other purpose. The children of perdition should beat a halt now
— Mazi Chinedu (@tony_divine81) April 2, 2020
Dear Elon Musk, each minister, governor, senator and house of rep. Member earn monthly enough money to buy 3 ventilators. To donate to this same govt that has been reaping off its masses would make you an accomplice of their corruption. Ignore their shameless plea sir. Thank you.
— Adeoye Abolaji (@AbolajiAdeoye) April 2, 2020