President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Adviser, on Media and Publicity Femi Adesina, has explained why the pigeons did not fly during Armed a Force Remembrance Day.
Recall that the pigeons used to symbolise peace, refused to fly on the Armed Forces Remembrance Day which led to speculation by Nigerians.
Mr. Adesina, in an article he titled ‘REFLECTIONS FROM A WREATH LAYING CEREMONY’ on Thursday, January 21, said that the pigeons did not fly because they have gotten used to the cage as lawful captives.
According to the president’s aide, the birds not flying was quite normal, being that animals who have been circumscribed for a while are often accustomed to their new status.
“The pigeons had been kept in a cage. For how long, I do not know. And When birds and some other roaming animals have been circumscribed for a while, they get accustomed to their new status as lawful captives.Therefore, when you offer them freedom, they first baulk, thinking it’s too good to be true. It is a natural phenomenon,” Mr. Adesina wrote.
Mr. Adesina also shaded Nigerians who speculated that the reason why the birds refused to fully was due to bad omen due to instability and no peace in the country.He also described them as idle and indolent.”
““But not to the idle and indolent, most of who populate the social media. It was time to major in something minor, cavil and find fault unnecessarily.” He added.