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 FG apologises for begging American billionaire for ventilators

FG apologises for begging American billionaire for ventilators

THE GUARDIAN

The Federal Government has apologised for openly begging American billionaire businessman, Elon Musk, for ventilators.

The President Muhammadu Buhari administration came under fire for the undignified manner it went about requesting between 100 and 500 ventilators from the United States citizen.

Reacting, the Federal Ministry of Finance and National Planning on whose twitter account the plea was made, stated: “An unauthorised post was made on the verified twitter handle of the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning.”

The Special Adviser, Media and Communications to the Minister of Finance Budget and National Planning, Yunusa Tanko Abdullahi, said: “The fact of the post is regrettable because of which it is brought down.”

He added: “We have made sure our internal processes are strengthened that such does not happen again. The error is highly regrettable.”

The ministry had twitted: “Dear @elonmusk @Tesla, Federal Government of Nigeria needs the support of 100-500 ventilators to assist with #COVID-19 cases arising every day in Nigeria.”

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