Vice President Yemi Osinbanjo on Monday says Nigerians have the best sense of humour and are the funniest people in the world.
Osinbajo made this assertion at the Platform convened by senior pastor of the Covenant Christian Centre, Poju Oyemade, with the theme, ‘Nigeria Recovering from Economic Recession’.
Speaking at the event, which was held in Lagos, the vice-president described Nigerians as innovative, industrious and funny.
He said, “Our music and entertainment industry is the fastest growing in the world. Nigerians have won every prize in literature, from the Noble prize to the Pulitzer.
“Only last year, a Nigerian girl won a gold medal at the Olympics, Morolake Akinosun. Last Saturday, a Nigerian boxer won the world heavyweight title. Anthony Oluwafemi Joshua won the WBA becoming the boxing champion of the world.
“Last year Oluyinka Olutoye, a Nigerian surgeon successfully took out a baby from her mother’s womb, operated on the womb, and put the baby back in, and the baby was carried full term and was born naturally — a feat previously unheard of.
“And of course, nobody is as funny as Nigerians, whether profession or amateur. We even have a member of the national assembly who recently launched a CD; Aje kun iya ni o je. Who hasn’t heard of Aje kun iya ni o je.
“We are the most innovative entrepreneurs. The other day someone showed me a text; the young man had invited him to a book launch titled: Seven Steps to Becoming a Professional Whistleblower. “