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The federal government finally bows to pressure in response to intensified criticism from all corners by Nigerians regarding the open appeal made on twitter to Elon Musk on the official handle of Federal Ministry of Finance.
The Finance Ministry had made a tweet which appeared as ‘begging’ by some Nigerians, to the Ventilator production company, to produce 100 – 500 ventilators to help curb Coronavirus in the country.
The tweet, which came as a reply to a tweet by the US citizen and billionaire businessman, Elo Musk sparked condemnation on social media.
Reacting to criticism, a plea tweet was further established by the Federal Ministry of Finance and National Planning on their official handle, noting that past was unauthorized.
The tweet read: “An unauthorised post was made on the verified twitter handle of the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning.”
Mr Yunusa Tanko Abdullahi, who is the Special Adviser, Media and Communications to the Minister of Finance Budget and National Planning noted that tweet requesting for ventilators was regrettable and will be removed.
His post: “The fact of the post is regrettable because of which it is brought down.”
He, however, assured that the internal processes of dispatch such related requests will be given attention to strengthening the ministry in view such embarrassment does not repeat.
“We have made sure our internal processes are strengthened that such does not happen again. The error is highly regrettable,” he added.