The Nigerian government has reacted to the purported formation of Biafra customary government by Asari Dokubo, militant leader of Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force.
Speaking on the development, with news men in Lagos on Monday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said the presidency would not be distracted by such “absurdity”. He labelled Dokubo a “joker who is just looking for attention”.
“I am sure you have heard of the theatre of the absurd,” Mr Mohammed said, “that is the best way I can describe it.
“If Asari Dokubo wants to form and run a fathomgovernment, I think he is free to do so. This administration will not be distracted because we still have a lot to do.
“We are not ready to give any attention or time to a joker like Dokubo who is just looking for attention. We will just take it as one of these entertainment things.
“The beauty about Nigeria is that it is never a dull country. You must have one thing or the other to entertain you,” he said.
Dokubo, leader of the Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force, reportedly announced himself as the “leader of the new Biafra Customary Government.”
The supposed customary government was announced alongside other executive officials. Uche Mefor, former deputy leader of IPOB (Indigenous People of Biafra) was said be the head of the new phantom goverment’s information and communications.
Ifesinachi Nnabugwu reporting, Obinwannem News