Nigeria's Vice-President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, has stated that Nigerian comedians are the funniest in the world.
In his words, the VP said, "I don't think that anybody anywhere is as funny as Nigerian comedians."
In a statement on Wednesday, the Vice President's spokesman, Laolu Akande, said the VP made the statement during a courtesy visit by a team of young skit makers at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
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, popularly known as Taaooma, Josh Alfred (Josh2funny), Ayo Ajewole (Woli Agba), Adebamiro Adeyanju (Mr Hyenana) and Adeoye Adeyemi Elesho (Yemi Elesho).
He 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."©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.