Presidential Spokesman, Femi Adesina, has explained the reason the pigeons that were released by President Muhammadu Buhari to commemorate the Armed Forces Remembrance Day refused to fly.
In a Facebook post, Adesina said the refusal of the pigeons to fly into the sky immediately after they were released by the president was a natural phenomenon.
He said there was nothing extraordinary about the incident, and that the pigeons had become accustomed to being caged.
“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 balk, thinking it’s too good to be true. It’s a natural phenomenon.
“President Buhari opened the cage that held the pigeons, about a score or so. One hesitated, then flew, followed by another. The others temporized a bit. And then, two, three minutes later, they all took to the sky. Nothing extraordinary in the development, you would think. But not to the idle and indolent, most of who populate the social media. It was time to major in something minor, cavil, find fault unnecessarily. The pigeons didn’t fly, they refused to fly, it’s ominous, they wailed like wailing wailers,” he said.