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Thursday, 15 March 2018

Nigeria is 5th happiest country in Africa, 91st in World

Nigeria has been ranked the 91 happiest nation of the world, and fifth in Africa in the
2018 World Happiness Report.
The survey was released on Wednesday by the Sustainable Development Solutions
Network (SDSN) as part of the UN World Happiness Day- March 20.
SDSN is part of the UN’s response to the outcome of the UN Conference on
Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20), and its mandate to work towards a
post-2015 development agenda.

The 2018 report assessed 156 countries happiness levels based on six factors – per
capita gross domestic product, healthy life expectancy, freedom, generosity, social
support and absence of corruption in government or business.
The lowest countries are typically marked by low values in all six variables.
As indicated by the report, Nigerians seems to be happier now, as the country moved
up from its previous position of 95 at the global level, and sixth in African in 2017.
In 2016, Nigeria stood at 103 position in the World and sixth in Africa respectively in
the annual global happiness index.
Nigeria’s position showed that despite its economic and security challenges, its
citizens remained happy.
Mauritius is now the happiest country in Africa, followed by crisis-torn Libya, Algeria
and Morocco respectively.
The report also indicated that Somalia, another crisis-torn nation, is Africa’s sixth
happiest country ahead of Cameroun, Gaborn and South Africa which ranked seven,
eight and nine respectively.
On the global stage, Finland is now the happiest country to stay in the world,
displacing Norway which topped the index in 2017.
Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand, Sweden
and Australia rounded out the top 10 countries respectively.
The United States happiness ranking landed in 18th place, dropping four spots from
last year.
Germany stands in 15th place, United Kingdom maintains Japan in 54th place ,and
Russia and China are at positions respectively.
According to the survey, people in Burundi are unhappiest with their lives, followed by
Central African Republic (155), South Sudan (154), Tanzania (153) and Yemen (152).
Liberia, Rwanda, Malawi and Haiti and Syria were among the bottom 10 unhappy
NAN reports that the World Happiness Report, an initiative of the UN, is a landmark
survey of the state of global happiness, aimed at influencing government policy.
The report reviews the state of happiness in the world and shows how the new science
of happiness explains personal and national variations in happiness.
It reflects a new worldwide demand for more attention to happiness as criteria for
government policy. (NAN)

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