The Federal Government has come under attack for going on social media to plead with United States billionaire, Elon Musk, for ventilators to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.
Musk, who is the founder and Chief Engineer, SpaceX, 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. 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.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 31, 2020
The ministry the replied in a tweet, “Dear @Elonmusk @Tesla Federal Government of Nigeria needs support with 100 to 500 ventilators to assist with Covid19 cases rising every day in Nigeria.”
Nigerians on seeing this went into a full rage and taking out to Twitter to attack the ministry.
If the whole ministry of finance in Nigeria can be begging for giveaway.— Pastor Ola ✨ (@Biisi96) April 2, 2020
I don’t think anyone is above dropping account number again. 😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/ljUZmTQD1Q
“@Pathogenolilis: I’m ashamed that the Nigeria Ministry of Finance is begging for ventilators on Twitter. This is the same ministry that released $15.3M to buy cars for 469 lawmakers but can’t release just $2.7M to renovate hospitals for over 200 million Nigerians— 𝔾𝕀𝔻𝕀𝕋ℝ𝔸𝔽𝔽𝕀ℂ (@Gidi_Traffic) April 2, 2020
Nigeria got atleast 44 Billion Naira ($108m) in donations from different billionaires & Corporations for the Covid 19 relief but the Ministry of Finance is here begging for ventilators from a Man on Twitter that won’t even notice her, This Country is a Circus with eleced Clowns. pic.twitter.com/cV5UIEUM54— Hamdollars (@its_hammadrabiu) April 2, 2020
The other day it was the Lagos State Government opening “GoFundMe”, today it’s the Ministry of Finance of the Federal Republic of Nigeria doing bambiala in the mentions of a billionaire.— Lidocaine 🔆 (@trending_medic) April 2, 2020
Nobody should tell me this is not the worst government in the history of Nigeria pic.twitter.com/3Di665KMqA