Nigeria ranked 95th happiest nation in the world with 4.981 points, according to the latest edition of the World Happiness Report.
The report was released on Monday by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network as part of the United Nations’ International Day of Happiness on March 20.
The report’s focus is on happiness as measured by life evaluations and emotions, how they have evolved in crisis situations, and how people’s lives have improved where trust, generosity, and supportive social connections have thrived.
It assigns a happiness score on a scale of zero to 10, based on an average over a three-year period.
Finland maintained its lead as the world’s happiest country for the sixth year in a row, with a score significantly ahead of all other countries, while Afghanistan remains at the bottom of the ranking in a league table of 137 countries.
Denmark remains in second place as Iceland ranks third. Israel is ranked fourth, up five spots from last year.
The Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, and Switzerland are ranked fifth through eighth. Luxembourg and New Zealand round out the top ten.