- Asari Dokubo has been labeled an attention seeker by the federal government
- The Buhari administration was reacting to report that Dokubo announced himself as the leader of the new Biafra customary government
- According to the FG, Dokubo is only entertaining Nigerians with his antics
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’’.
Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria on the development in Lagos on Monday, the Minister of Information, and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the President, Muhammadu Buhari (retd.)’s regime 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 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."
Dokubo, leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Salvation Force reportedly announced himself as the leader of the new Biafra Customary Government.
Meanwhile, Chief Ralph Uwazurike the founder of the movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) which founded Radio Biafra and engaged Nnamdi Kanu as a broadcaster, says he regrets bringing Kanu to the limelight.
Uwazuruke made the comment in an interview with The Sun newspaper published on Tuesday, March 9.
According to him, the main objective of creating MASSOB was to create awareness and make the world know what the Igbo people are going through in Nigeria, adding that Kanu hijacked the vision and created another group.
In another report, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Abubakar Adamu, recently asked Igbo political, religious, and traditional leaders to caution IPOB and the ESN on their activities in the southeast region of Nigeria.
The IGP gave the counsel on Tuesday, March 2 in Awka when he spoke during a security summit hosted by the Anambra state government.
Aanu Adegun is a politics and current affairs content editor at Legit.ng with over 7 years of experience in both digital and traditional media. A graduate of English Studies from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo state, Aanu started his journalism career as a features writer. Aanu, who is also a creative writer has written books and children magazines. He once anchored some specialised pages of a national newspaper. Aanu is also a satirist.