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Friday, 18 March 2016
World's Happiest Country Has Been Revealed...Find Where Nigeria Ranks!
Known for its high level of happiness in the midst of economy and security crises in time past, latest report has revealed that Nigeria is now ranked 103 happiest country in the world.
The United Nations world happiest ranking report for 2016 released in Rome, which ranked 156 countries also revealed that African countries are the least happy people in the world.
Reports has it that the ebola outbreak and corruption matters are part of what affected that ranking of the African continent.
Burundi was rated the least happy country in the World, according to the survey, while Benin (153rd place), Afghanistan (154), Togo (155) and Syria (156) occupied the lowest spot.
The report took into account countries' per capita gross domestic product, life expectancy, corruption, social support and freedom to make life choices as indicators of happiness.
Jon Clifton, managing partner with the United States based global research company Gallup said: “The report actually identifies that there are six things that contribute. The single biggest is actually GDP per capita or income. The other five are trust, life expectancy, social support, freedom, and generosity.”
Clifton also included that corruption in government continues to be a hindrance for Africa’s progress, adding that “we asked people all through Africa: ‘is corruption widespread throughout the government in this country or not?’ We were able to ask that in 34 different countries, and in 30 of those countries 50 per cent or more people said they believe corruption was widespread through the government.”
Meanwhile, Denmark has been ranked the happiest country, followed closely by Switzerland.
Other countries in the top 10 include: Iceland, Norway, Finland, Canada, Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia and Sweden