Lai Mohammed speaks on ‘Biafra govt’

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

Dokubo, leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Salvation Force, had declared the formation of the purported government on Sunday, and 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.

Speaking on the development in Lagos on Monday, Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, said the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari will not be distracted by the absurdity of such actions.

“I am sure you have heard of the theatre of the absurd; that is the best way I can describe it,” Mohammed said.

“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.”

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