Many Nigerians yesterday were embarrassed, ashamed and angry when the Twitter thread of Federal Government through the Ministry of Budget, Finance, and National Planning went viral for begging Elon Musk the Founder of Tesla for FDA approved ventilators to fight Coronavirus.
Elon Musk has tweeted that he is ready to ship the remaining ventilators Tesla has to any country in the world provided it has delivery services there.
Although the Ministry later apologised to Nigerians for such public embarrassment, many Nigerians have asked why government will go so low to beg for ventilators when the country has over 57 billion naira donated by corporate bodies and individuals to fight COVID-19.
The Former Minister of Aviation in Nigeria during the administration of Olusegun Obasanjo, Mr. Femi Fani Kayode has also reacted to it.
Mr. Kayode felt so ashamed that a country with 200 million people could go publicly to beg one man for ventilators to fight Coronavirus. He added that the administration of President Buhari has killed Nigerians by such act.