Nigeria’s Vice-President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo who recently hosted skit-makers in the country has stated that Nigerian comedians are the funniest in the world.
The VP said: “I don’t think that anybody anywhere is as funny as Nigerian comedians.”
Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, disclosed that the VP made this statement during a courtesy visit by a team of young skit makers at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The skit-makers present were Maryam Apaokagi, popularly known as Taaooma, Josh Alfred (Josh2funny), Ayo Ajewole (Woli Agba), Adebamiro Adeyanju (Mr Hyenana) and Adeoye Adeyemi Elesho (Yemi Elesho).
Vp Osibanjo said: “I strongly believe that what our young people are doing and what they are capable of are what will lead our country to where we are meant to be.
“The future is not tomorrow; it is already here and we can see it from just everything you are doing, the global acclaim that you are getting; young people like yourselves, doing something good.
“I think that we have incredible talents and we must do something about it, to enable these talents and we must ask ourselves questions on setting realistic goals that can enable these talents flourish. I must say that just based on the sheer creativity around this, I don’t think that anybody anywhere is as funny as Nigerian comedians.”
The Vice President further advised the young skit makers to use their large online presence for the good of the nation.
He also told them that the Federal Government would continue to create an enabling environment for the growth and development of youths in the country and acknowledged that the meeting with them is worth the time.
He said: “Why I think this engagement (with skit comedians) is important is because this is the way to go. Let us sit down and look at all the issues and come out with realistic positions that can then become policies, and what sort of support will be required.”