Channel Your Creativity To National Development – Vice President Osinbajo Tells Skit Makers


The Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has praised the creativity of Nigerian comedians and skit makers, saying their abilities must be channeled towards the country’s development.

The Vice President who observed that Nigerian comedians are the funniest in the world added that they are already doing something good.

Professor Osinbajo made the submission on Wednesday when he hosted a team of young Nigerian skit makers under the umbrella of the Nigeria Skits Industry Awards.

He told them the current administration strongly believes in young people and what they are doing promising that the government will continue to provide a conducive environment for talents to develop and flourish.

“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,” Osinbajo was quoted by his spokesperson, Laolu Akande to have said during the meeting.

Speaking further, the Vice-President said he believes the engagement with the skit makers can produce a workable relationship that can be used to address societal issues and promote government policies.

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.”

The delegation was led by their promoter, Bimbo Daramola, and had skit makers like Maryam Apaokagi (Taaooma), Josh Alfred (Josh2funny), Ayo Ajewole (Woli Agba), Adebamiro Adeyanju (Mr Hyenana), and Adeoye Adeyemi Elesho (Yemi Elesho) on the entourage.


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