Hello Nigerians, welcome aboard.
You have been ranked the 5th happiest country in Africa by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) as part of the UN World Happiness Day.
In a country where the African Development Bank (ADB) notes that over 152 million Nigerians (82%) live on less than $2, the “E go better” syndrome has worked again.
It is noteworthy to add that the factors used to arrive at our stunning position are per capita gross domestic product, healthy life expectancy, freedom, generosity, social support and absence of corruption in government or business.
Perhaps, what is more realistic to Nigerians is that it is the 91 happiest nation in the world. Before you inhale and exhale, this report was arrived using 156 countries in the world. Giving that number, we may as well rank over 70%.
Thank goodness for ”E go better.” Our belief in E go better made us move from 95 in the world and 6th in Africa in 2017.
All this was before clinching the “award” as the poverty capital of the world by the Brookings Institute, 144 out of 180 on the Corruption Index by Transparency International and 3rd in global terrorism and its commercial centre, Lagos is the world’s third worst city to live in.
With the rise in the tension of the 2019 general elections among citizens, the GandujeGate scandal and the counter attacks from political figures who share onions, garri, Maggi and slippers to her citizens as lobbying tools, we wonder if the “E go better” syndrome will help us rise in the new index.