Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday, praised skit comedians, stating that no comedian in the world is as funny as Nigerian comedians.
Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, revealed this in a statement on Wednesday, during a visit by a team of young skit makers at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The VP 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.”
“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.”
The comedians present at the courtesy visit are, Bimbo Daramola, Maryam Apaokagi, aka Taaooma, Josh Alfred (Josh2funny), Ayo Ajewole (Woli Agba), Adebamiro Adeyanju (Mr Hyenana) and Adeoye Adeyemi Elesho (Yemi Elesho).