Wednesday, February 17, 2021

COVID-19: Nigerian govt begs for hundreds of ventilators from Tesla Inc. 


Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a 30-year-old graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and Planning on Wednesday, took to Twitter to beg the founder of the electronic automobile company, Tesla Inc., Elon Musk, for 100-500 ventilators.

The ministry, in its official Twitter handles, in respond to a tweet by the tweet by the South African-American billionaire to supply ventilators to hospitals worldwide

The 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 me or @Tesla know.

The verified handled of the Ministry of Finance had subsequently replied that the government was in need of between 100 – 500 ventilators.

The ministry’s replied: “Dear @elonmusk @Tesla Federal Government of Nigeria needs support with 100-500 ventilators to assist with #Covid19 cases arising every day in Nigeria.”

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