Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has charged Lagos residents to “calm down” and avoid being carried away by the Sallah merriment, reminding them that the COVID-19 pandemic is still very much around.
Demanding self-restraint, the governor urged Lagosians to emulate Prophet Ibrahim’s sacrifice and faith in Allah, besides feasting moderately within the confines of the safety guidelines.
“We need to moderate our celebration and also observe prescribed protocols towards defeating the deadly coronavirus, which are, maintaining social distancing, washing and sanitising our hands, and using our face masks,” he added.
Sanwo-Olu, who adopted the phrase “calm down” from a viral video of a young boy being flogged by his mother for misdeeds, reiterated the need for extreme caution in order not to jeopardise the gains of past months. (Guardian)