The Executive Chairman of Agege Local government area of Lagos State, Alh. Ganiyu Kola Egunjobi has urged residents and business owners in the area to exercise patience in the face of prevailing situations, particularly the coronavirus pandemic, and the attendant challenges.

Egunjobi’s advice was contained in his Sallah message to Agege residents and business operators.

The council boss’ message was replete with social media sensation, little Oreofeoluwa Babalola’s advice to his mother, who was disciplining him for misdemeanour, ‘calm down’.

The message read in part: “There’s no doubt that Covid-19 has brought about distasteful situations, precipitating several deaths, loss of jobs and many industries unable to pay dividends except for internet service providers and the like, who are buckling the trend and smiling to the bank.

“However, like Oreofeoluwa told his mum in their viral video, I urge you to ‘calm down’, after a storm comes the calm.

“The pandemic has foisted on us, a new normal, social distancing and a weird fashion in the form of facemask, my advice to you is to ‘calm down’, in no distant future we shall get our groove back.

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“To people of faith denied of the right to congregate as much as they want, particularly, our Muslim brothers on this occasion of Eid-el-Kabir and their Christian counterparts, who are somehow inhibited by COVID-19 protocols to felicitate with them like the pre-the-novel disease period, ‘calm down’, this cup will soon pass from us and the usual order shall return.

“On behalf of my family and the government, I wish you all a happy sallah.”