Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has fulfilled his promise to meet the boy in a viral video, asking his mother to ‘calm down’ as she attempted to beat him over an offence.
The Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Governor on New Media, Gawat Jubril, made the disclosure in a tweet Saturday evening.
According to him, Sanwo-Olu reiterated the need for Lagos residents to “keep calm” as the state further opens up the economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
He was also quoted to have reminded residents plying the Third Mainland Bridge to cooperate with officials handling the maintenance work.
“Governor @jidesanwoolu kept his promise to meet with the ‘Mummy calm down’ internet sensation.. reiterates the need for Lagosians to keep calm as the State further opens up the economy.. reminds residents plying 3rd Mainland Bridge to corporate (sic) with officials handling the work,” Jubril tweeted.
Governor @jidesanwoolu kept his promise to meet with the “Mummy calm down” internet sensation.. reiterates the need for Lagosians to keep calm as the State further opens up the economy.. reminds residents plying 3rd Mainland Bridge to corporate with officials handling the work. pic.twitter.com/Q3EcUwApq3
— Gawat Jubril A. (@Mr_JAGss) August 8, 2020
In his Sallah message to Lagosians, the governor had said he was inspired by the video “because of the deeper meaning it conveys,” urging residents to “calm down” as they celebrate amid the fight against COVID-19.
“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,” he had said.
“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.”