Nigeria has been ranked the fifth-happiest nation in Africa and 91st in the world in the 2018 World Happiness Report.
According to the annual World’s Happiest Country report for 2018 published by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, a United Nations initiative showed that Nigeria moved up four places, from its 95th position in last year’s report.
The report which sampled 156 countries and was released on Wednesday, ahead of the U.N.’s International Day of Happiness, 20th March.
The top countries have high values for all six of the key variables that have been found to support well-being according to the reports.
These key variables are income, healthy life expectancy, social support, freedom, trust, and generosity. Looking at the state at which Nigeria is today, do we have all the high values key variable? Well, freedom in Nigeria is not what it used to be in the United State. Citizens of Nigeria do not have their liberty to chose what is right or wrong, because most of our leaders do not abide by their oaths and vows made when they are been sworn into a position either at the federal, state or local level.
Now, the question is, Are Nigerians really happy???