Just In: “Nigeria needs support” – FG begs billionaire Tesla founder, Elon Musk, for ventilators to contain Corona

As Coronavirus numbers in Nigeria continue to rise, Nigerian Government begs billionaire Tesla founder, Elon Musk to assists the country with Ventilators.

Through the Nigeria’s Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, on Thursday, through the official handle tweeted begging the founder of the electronic automobile company, Tesla Inc., Elon Musk, for ventilators.

The tweet was posted shortly after Mr Musk had written, “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.

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

As at the time of filling this story, the cases in Nigeria had risen to 174.

While the Mr Akin Abayomi, the Lagos State commissioner for health, told journalists that none of the active cases in the state required a ventilator, In Abuja on Tuesday, the health minister, Osagie Ehanire, said Nigeria may not need many ventilators for her coronavirus patients.

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