The official twitter handle of Nigeria’s Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning pleaded with US billionaire, Elon Musk, for free ventilators to tackle coronavirus in the country.
Musk, who is the founder and Chief Engineer, SpaceX, had on Tuesday, through his verified twitter handle, announced that his company had free ventilators for hospitals within Tesla delivery regions.
He tweeted: “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.”
Responding to the tweet, the finance ministry wrote: “Dear @elonmusk @Tesla Federal Government of Nigeria needs support with 100-500 ventilators to assist with #Covid19 cases arising every day in Nigeria”