Vice president Yemi Osibanjo has affirmed that Nigerian skit makers are the funniest in the world.
The Vice president made this statement during a courtesy visit by some of Nigeria’s most popular comedians at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
“I don’t think that anybody anywhere is as funny as Nigerian comedians,” the VP said.
The delegation, which came under the aegis of the Nigeria Skits Industry Awards was led by its promoter, Bimbo Daramola.
Others on the delegation were Maryam Apaokagi aka Taaooma, Josh Alfred (Josh2funny), Ayo Ajewole (Woli Agba), Adebamiro Adeyanju (Mr Hyenana), and Adeoye Adeyemi Elesho (Yemi Elesho).
Speaking during the courtesy visit, Osinbajo said;
“I strongly believe that what our young people are doing and what they are capable of is 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 talent 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.”