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Sallah: Sanwo-Olu Invokes Boy In Viral Video, Asks Lagosians To ‘Calm Down’

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Governor, , has invoked a phrase in a viral video to caution residents in the state against large festivities during the Sallah holiday.

Sallah: Sanwo-Olu Invokes Boy In Viral Video, Asks Lagosians To 'Calm Down'
Sallah: Sanwo-Olu Invokes Boy In Viral Video, Asks Lagosians To ‘Calm Down’

In the viral video, a young boy is seen begging his mother who is about to punish him for a misdemeanour. The boy repeatedly told his mother to ‘calm down’ in an attempt to avoid being punished.

Governor Sanwo-Olu in his message thus urged Lagosians to ‘calm down’ and celebrate moderately during the Eid-al-adha holiday as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak in the state.

The Federal Government on Monday declared Thursday 30th of July and Friday 31st as a public holiday.

Speaking through his twitter handle, Governor Sanwo-Olu said: 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.

“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!

The Governor also said that he “would like to meet the young boy since we both now have exclusive rights to the phrasal verb ‘calm down’.”

Watch the video below:

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