The federal government has reacted to former militant leader, Asari Dokubo’s proclamation of a new Biafran government and declaration of himself as the government’s leader.
In a statement released by Uche Mefor, BCG’s head of information and communications, Dokubo also named those who would serve as leaders in the government alongside himself.
He added that they would proceed to set up provincial structures for the new government.
Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed who commented on the development on Monday March 15 said the President Buhari administration will not be distracted by the absurdity of such actions. He said;
“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 phantom 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.”