Nigeria has begged US billionaire and Tesla promoter Elon Musk as Africa’s most populous nation ramps its fight against the deadly Coronavarius pandemic.
The request for help was sent through a Twitter message by the Ministry of Finance and Budget and Nigeria is asking for between 100-500 ventilators.
The request followed a tweet this morning by the billionaire on his official page, saying, “We have extra FDA- approved ventilators. Will ship to hospitals worldwide within tesla delivery regions.
“Device and 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”
In a response Nigeria’s ministry of Finance & Budget wrote , “Dear Elon Tesla , Federal Govt of Nigeria needs support of 100-500 ventilators to assist with Covid cases arising every day in Nigeria.
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