The Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning has taken to Twitter to request for ventilators from South African billionaire, Elon Musk.
Musk, who is also a citizen of the US and Canada, had on Tuesday said his company, Tesla, would distribute ventilators to hospitals worldwide within the company’s delivery regions.
The ministry late Wednesday then tweeted in response, saying Nigeria needs about 100 to 500 ventilators to help with the fight against the coronavirus.
Nigeria currently has 174 cases of the deadly disease. The number is expected to rise in the coming days.