Lagos Governor, Jide Sanwo-Olu has exhibited some interest in meeting the boy in a viral video pleading with his mum not to punish him after offending her.
He acknowledged the efforts parents put in moulding children into becoming responsible adults in society. He also entreated Lagosians to calm down and not get carried away by the ‘excitement of the moment as they celebrate the Eid-ul-Adha festivity.
Sanwo-Olu, on his twitter handle, also stated that he would love to meet the boy:
“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 COVID-19,” he said.
The governor urged Muslims to be moderate in celebration and observe prescribed protocols towards defeating the deadly coronavirus, saying that the world needed 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!
“As an aside, I would like to meet the young boy since we both now have exclusive rights to the phrasal verb ‘calm down’. (Slightly smiling face)” he said.