The Federal Government of Nigeria has described the formation of Biafra Customary Government by Asari Dokubo as a “theatre of the absurd by a joker seeking attention’’.
Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said this while speaking to reporters in Lagos on Monday.
Dokubo, leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Salvation Force, announced himself as the leader of the new Biafra Customary Government.
He also announced the names of some cabinet members, while announcing Uche Mefor as its head of Information and Communications.
Mohammed said President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration will not be distracted by the absurdity, adding that the government will not give any attention or time to Dokubo.
The minister said Dokubo is just looking for attention, saying that there are serious matters that are of most importance to the government.
“I am sure you have heard of the theatre of the absurd, that is the best way I can describe it.
“If Asari Dokubo wants to form and run a fathom government, 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.