Some Nigerians are bewildered on social media following the official Twitter deal with of the Ministry of Finance and Price range begging for ventilators from industrial engineer, Elon Musk.
On the final day of March, Elon Musk tweeted that “We have now further FDA-approved ventilators. Will ship to hospitals worldwide inside Tesla supply areas. Gadget & delivery value are free. Solely requirement is that the vents are wanted instantly for sufferers, not saved in a warehouse. Please me or @Tesla know.”
We have now further FDA-approved ventilators. Will ship to hospitals worldwide inside Tesla supply areas. Gadget & delivery value are free. Solely requirement is that the vents are wanted instantly for sufferers, not saved in a warehouse. Please me or @Tesla know.
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 31, 2020
With over N13.5 billion donated by people to assist the Federal Authorities within the struggle towards coronavirus, many questioned why the Finance Ministry would make a public plea for ventilators.
In its tweet (apparently deleted) at 11.35 pm, thirty first March, the ministry tweeted in reply to Elon Musk “Expensive @elonmusk @tesla, the Federal Authorities of Nigeria wants assist with 100 – 500 ventilators to help with #COVID19 instances rising day by day in Nigeria.
Nigerians took to Twitter to precise their disappointments.
Nigerian Senate reject payments to introduce Electrical vehicles which was sponsored by Ben Bruce, Have a look at us now Federal Ministry of finance is doing begi begi from the world’s largest producers of such vehicles. I pray he provides us sha.
Even FG effectively
— Daddy_Fish✨🐋⚙ (@OfficialGeofish) April 2, 2020
In spite of everything this donations, The ministry of finance nonetheless insisted on embarrassing Nigerians by begging brazenly 😤 ahh!
Properly, I assume we won’t disgrace the shameless anymore pic.twitter.com/DoYPwpaUym
— 🤘 (@man_wey_sabi) April 2, 2020
They gat cash for Toyota Camry 2020 however cannot afford to purchase Ventilator for #COVID19 this nation known as 🇳🇬 nigeria is a joke expecialy the Ministry Of Finance
— oluleke akinola (@oluleke_akinola) April 2, 2020
1 ventilator is round $10,000 =N3.5m
500 ventilators that the corrupt authorities is begging Elon Musk for will simply be N1.7b. They lied they shared N5bn to their so known as poor individuals simply yesterday. Hopeless & heartless Govt.
— Comrade Deji Adeyanju (@adeyanjudeji) April 2, 2020
The Nigerian goverment is brazenly begging Elon Musk for assist. I’m so embarrassed.
— Dr. Dípò Awójídé (@OgbeniDipo) April 2, 2020
FG is begging Elon musk and Tesla for ventilators, however Innoson provided the identical authorities to supply ventilators however they ignored him.
And also you’re lauding them due to Ukraine’s reply. Have we carried out half of what Ukraine has carried out to this point?
The place are the billions donated??
— Obi Of Onitsha🇨🇦 (@cliqik) April 2, 2020
Okay, so @FinMinNigeria has deleted that tweet. These of you that had been saying it is okay for them to beg, are you able to clarify why they deleted?
This is my stand (once more). It is okay to beg. However we have now an envoy to @elonmusk’s nation. H ought to do his fucking job.
— Chxta (@Chxta) April 2, 2020