The Vice-President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo has hailed Nigerian comedians, claiming that no one does the job better them globally.

Osinbajo while expressing his views about the plethora of talents in the Nigeria, during a courtesy visit by a team of young skit makers at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, said “I don’t think that anybody anywhere is as funny as Nigerian comedians,” his spokesman, Laolu Akande, revealed in a statement on Wednesday.

Some notable names in the industry like Maryam Apaokagi, popularly known as Taaooma, Josh Alfred (Josh2funny), Ayo Ajewole (Woli Agba), Adebamiro Adeyanju (Mr Hyenana) and Adeoye Adeyemi Elesho (Yemi Elesho) were amongst the delegation, led by its promoter, Bimbo Daramola who visited the Vice president.

While sharing his thoughts on the skits and comedy industry, 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.”

Before the visit of the delegation to Abuja, some talented persons were recognised at the Nigeria Skits Industry Awards.