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Nigeria ranks 91st in world happiness rank – see why

Nigeria, despite her bad situation, still have some of her citizens living in luxury.

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Mainland, Lagos, Nigeria

Nigeria ranks 91st in a table of world happiness ranking as of 2015 – 2017 according to information from the World Happiness Report, an annual publication of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

Finland, Norway and Denmark take first position, second and third respectively, followed by Iceland.

The happiness metrics is calculated by general data collated from the country which include, real GDP per capita, social support, healthy life expectancy, freedom to make life choices, generosity, and perceptions of corruption.

Nigeria ranks 91st in world happiness rank

World happiness ranking

Nigeria ranks 91st in world happiness rank

World happiness ranking

Nigeria being 91st on the table gathered 5.155 points in general. Comparing this to Finland with 7.632, Nigerians are not that happy per say.

Reasons are not far-fetched, the poor economy has led some Nigerians to take their own life. Speaking of the Kaduna state teacher whom committed suicide because of unpaid salary.  It even gets worse as corrupt leaders are being covered by the influence of well-meaning Nigerians who are as well corrupt, but occuping a major seat. Take the Ganduje alleged bribery case for example. Gorvenor Ganduje was seen in a leaked video allegedly collecting bribe. Well, it’s not surprising how Ganduje was awarded the best Gorvenor of the year.

Speaking of infrastructure, some parts of Nigeria is next to rotten. Bad leadership and high level of ignorance has ripped development off off the society.

One of the major city in Nigeria, Aba in Abia state, which was known by her innovations and business prowess is nothing to write home about. You’re being welcomed by this heap of refuse on entrance to the city. It’s been like that for more two gubernatorial tenors.

Nigeria, despite her bad situation, still have some of her citizens living in luxury. Mostly politicians or those who have several sources of income, one of which must be outside the country. Regular government workers who live large are usually the big wigs, say Permanent Secretary.

Next year being general elections in Nigeria, it determines which direction the country heads.

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