The Federal Ministry of Finance is currently being dragged to filth by Nigerians on social media after the ministy pleaded for assistance of 100 to 500 ventilators from tech Billionaire, Elon Musk.
Elon Musk had announced his intention of shipping FDA-approved ventilators to hospitals worldwide within Tesla delivery regions in his effort to battle the global pandemic, coronavirus.
His tweet reads ;
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 let me or @Tesla know.
The official handle of the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Finance then replied the tweet stating the country needed 100 to 500 ventilators ;
Dear @elonmusk @Tesla, Federal Government of Nigeria needs support with 100-500 ventilators to assist with #Covid19 cases arising every day in Nigeria.
However, Nigerians frowned at the tweet and tagged it shameful for the Ministry to make such a demand despite the fact that many Billionaires pledged/donated funds to meet such needs.
See some reactions below ;
Over 10 Billion naira been donated to fight pandemic, yet our Ministry of finance & budget is under Tesla owner Elon musk comment section doing bambiala for money to buy equipment, money they will probly embezzle again.
The script writer of this country was drunk when writing
— YH (@Yemihazan) April 2, 2020
What of all the Billion donations by the rich, where is the money???? And also it's even more annoying when I remember we budgeted N37B for renovation of National assembly.
U can't even send a proper letter, you're replying like someone under a celeb giveaway tweet
E be things
— K (@rowland374) April 2, 2020
Is this real?
This country is a fucking joke man 🤦🏾
— Ufedo (@sharooon__) April 2, 2020
You people are disgusting and embarrassing.. Godforbid this govt is from hell fire pic.twitter.com/2aa2dFd1PP
— Dave (El Padrino) (@DavidOnodu) April 2, 2020
Is this not the high time we asked where the Billions of Naira donation has been going to and what it’s being used for?
But the Ministry of Finance is under Elon Musk’s tweet begging for 500 Ventilators when they can afford thousands of it with the donations. 🤦♂️
— Duke of Ibadan 🀄️ (@AsiwajuLerry) April 2, 2020
Begging Elon Musk for help but will send twitter trolls to attack Nigerian entrepreneurs who employ Nigerians, create wealth and pay taxes, just because they criticised the government. Never knew this day would come.
— Dr. Dípò Awójídé (@OgbeniDipo) April 2, 2020
So the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Finance has reduced itself to a common Twitter beggar because of #COVIDー19 ? What differentiates them from the guys who drop account numbers under David's Tweets?
Elon Musk Tesla pity them na.
Chai Giant of Africa has failed me 😢 pic.twitter.com/IrZQ2S7Jm8
— DR.PENKING™ (@drpenking) April 2, 2020
It’s an embarrassment.
There are Nigerians that can contact Elon Musk and procure ventilators for Nigeria, armies only with an official letterhead from the FG.
A Nigerian sits on the board of Gavi, the largest public-private health partnership in the world, contact her. https://t.co/ddRlx4QZif
— Demola Olarewaju (@DemolaRewaju) April 2, 2020