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Reactions As Nigerian Government Asks For Free Ventilators From Elon Musk

On Wednesday, a U.S Entrepreneur, Elon Musk, in a bid to help amid the coronavirus crisis offered to give free FDA approved Ventilators to hospitals worldwide.

We have extra FDA-approved ventilators. Will ship to hospitals worldwide within Tesla delivery regions. Device & shipping cost are free. The only requirement is that the vents are needed immediately for patients, not stored in a warehouse. Please me or @Tesla know: He tweeted.


He was applauded and different states of the world requested for this help, these include Spain and Ukraine. Nigeria was not left out, however, the request was made by the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning in a now-deleted tweet.

This request did not go down well with many Nigerians, while some believed the appropriate organisation should have handled the request in private, others believe the Finance of Ministry should not have made the tweet at all/

Below are some reactions to this tweet:

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