The governor of Lagos State Babajide Sanwo-Olu has reacted to a trending video online of a little boy crying and pleading with his mum to calm down and not beat him.
The governor sited this as a perfect example for Lagosian’s to be calm on his twitter page.
Governor Sanwo-Olu tweeted on Wednesday, “I saw a video of a charming young boy online asking his mom to ‘calm down’ as she was set to punish him for a misdemeanour. I was moved by his sobriety, which reflected in his promise of “last chance”, when confronted with the fact that he is a regular offender.
“The exchange was indeed funny, but it depicted the efforts parents put in moulding children into responsible adults. I want to assume that his mom indeed calmed down because the appeal was moving enough to make anyone change their mind.
The governor further explained how the video had inspired his message to Lagosian’s, “Interestingly, the video inspired this special message to the good people of Lagos State because of the deeper meaning it conveys. Fellow Lagosians, we need to ‘calm down’ as we enjoy the coming holiday and festivity.
“It is a commemoration of Prophet Ibrahim’s heart of sacrifice and faith in Allah. We need to emulate and demonstrate his sense of self- restraint at this time the world is combating the scourge of #COVID19.
“We need to be moderate in our celebration and observe prescribed protocols towards defeating the deadly coronavirus. The world needs the responsibility and commitment of its people to oust coronavirus.
“I urge every Lagosian to ‘calm down’ and not get carried away. Like the rest of the world, we are still in the middle of a pandemic and need to remain extremely careful to keep the gains of the sacrifices we have all made in the past months. Let’s calm down!
He requested to meet the little boy and ended his tweet. “As an aside, I would like to meet the young boy since we both now have exclusive rights to the phrasal verb ‘calm down’ 🙂.”