FG speaks on Asari Dokubo's newly formed Biafra Government

 The Federal Government has described the reported formation of Biafra Customary Government by Asari Dokubo as a “theatre of the absurd by a joker seeking attention’’.

A DAY INFO, reports Dokubo proclaimed himself as the leader of the new “Biafra de facto customary government” citing “injustice and marginalisation” on the Igbo found in various zones of the country as the reason for his aspiring for a “better life for his people.”

Asari Dokubo’s declaration was contained in a statement issued by one Uche Mefor, described as the Head of Information and Communication of the customary government. Copies of the statement were made available to journalists in Warri on Sunday.

The statement also named George Onyibe as Secretary of the group and Emeka Esiri as the officer in charge of its legal matters.

However, in a swift reaction to the development in Lagos on Monday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration will not be distracted by the absurdity.

“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 Asari Dokubo who is just looking for attention.

“We will just take it as one of these entertainment thing.

“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.