To mark the International Day of Happiness, the global ranking of happy countries is out and Nigeria is ranked 85 out of 156 countries, second in sub-Saharan Africa in 2019.
This is according to the annual Global Happiness Policy Report produced by the Global Happiness Council, which was released on Wednesday. It was edited by John F. Helliwell, Richard Layard, Jeffrey D. Sachs, et al.
Nigeria’s ranking is an improvement from its 91 position ranking in 2018.
Finland came first as the happiest country in the world for the second year in a row, followed by Denmark, Norway, Iceland and the Netherlands.
The world’s least happy country is South Sudan followed by Central African Republic, Afghanistan, Tanzania, Rwanda, Yemen, Malawi, Syria, Botswana and Haiti.