The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-olu has said the boy in the recent ‘Calm Down’ viral video inspired his Eid message to all Lagossians.
In the recent video which went viral on Twitter, a boy being punished by his mother is seen begging his mother to calm and rest, even as he begs for mercy.
In the view of Givernor Sanwo-olu, as funny as the video is, there are still lessons to learn from it and this he said has inspired his message to Lagossions in this season of celebration.
The governor said the video depicts soberity, opportunity of “last chance”, even to he hardened offender.
On his Twitter page, the governor wrote; “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.”
Speaking further, he recognized the relentless efforts of parents in building responsible adults out of their wards.
“The exchange was indeed funny, but it depicted the efforts parents put in moulding children into responsible adults.” He wrote.
Diving into Sanwo-olu’s massage, the short video was all the governor needed to inspire the residents of Lagos to calm down in their celebration of the joyous occasions, in the words of the governor, the people of Lagos need to “calm down”; “Fellow Lagosians, we need to ‘calm down’ as we enjoy the coming holiday and festivity.” he wrote.
“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.” he continued.
He further encouraged the residents of Lagos to be moderate in a their dealings in this season of celebration, stating clearly that WHT the world needed most at this moment is “responsibility and commitment of its people to oust Coronavirus.”
He siad; “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!”
Conuding his speech, the governor expressed his interest in meeting the young boy who has been brave enough to motivate him to his (Sanwo-olu) Eid message.
“As an aside, I would like to meet the young boy since we both now have exclusive rights to the phrasal verb ‘calm down’.” he concluded.
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