A former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode said he had never been so ashamed of Nigeria the way he was with the news that the country begged for ventilators from an American billionaire, Elon Musk, to fight coronavirus pandemic.
The former minister wondered how a country of about 200 million people could be begging a man for handout to treat COVID-19, saying that President Muhammadu Buhari has “killed Nigeria”.
The Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning had in a post on its official Twitter account, begged Elon Musk, an American billionaire for ventilators to treat coronavirus victims in Nigeria.
The ministry made the plea after Tesla’s co-founder, Musk tweeted that he had ventilators to donate to hospitals worldwide for immediate use.
The country’s Ministry of Finance, in its tweet begged the American to give Nigeria between 100 to 500 ventilators to help treat coronavirus patients in the country.
The ministry has since described the action as highly regrettable, saying it had deleted the tweet.
However, in a tweet he posted on his Twitter account-@realFFK, on Friday, Fani-Kayode said, “I have never been so ashamed of being a Nigerian than when I heard that our Govt. publicly begged @elonmusk for help to supply ventilators and other things to fight Covid 19.
“A country of 200 million people is begging a man like that for a handout? @MBuhari has killed Nigeria!”