Wednesday, October 10, 2068
It was a time of jubilation at the Federal Executive Council meeting yesterday, Tuesday, October 9, 2068, when the popular “Best Places to be Born in” report was read. The report, which was released same day, puts Nigeria right on top of the list for the year 2069. This came 55 years after Nigeria was ranked the worst place to be born in 2013.
The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), the body that produces the report annually, uses, in its assessments, parameters such as life expectancy, divorce rate, GDP per capita, education standard, number of seats occupied by women in the parliament, among others.
The country has witnessed tremendous improvement since its economic boom started early 2020s. Her GDP per capita is now highest in the world at N85, 000 ($127, 500). Also considered by EIU in the assessments is its economic forecast for 2086 - being a time a baby born now would be entering adulthood. It is forecasted that economic equality in Nigeria at that time would be best in the world.
Perhaps the greatest thing that has happened to Nigeria is that democratic powers now truly lies with the citizens since “economic equality” became one of her core values. Citizens now see it as a thing of shame to beg for money from politicians - who do not even have so much money to spread around like they used to.
Another factor responsible for Nigeria’s emergence as the Best Place to be Born in for 2069 is the value of the Nigerian passport, which is now the most valuable in the world - offering highest number of visa-free opportunities to its citizens.
Political instability is now a subject young Nigerians learn in history classes. Political stability and tolerance have become a culture since the country started witnessing the sincere prosecution of political office holders some four decades ago.
Also, in the comity of nations, Nigeria is not known for inciting wars around the world. In fact, the role it played in 2045, when a regional war almost broke out in northern Africa has put the nation at a leadership position - not only in Africa, but the world at large. As a result, her citizens are at a very low risk of attacks anywhere in the world. The role of Nigeria in international politics has been instrumental to the development of a field of study in International Relations - that Integrity in Diplomacy.
With a mix of orthodox and traditional medicines, Nigeria’s health system is rated fifth best - with infant and maternal mortality rates third lowest - in the world
Her education system is, without doubt, the best in Africa and third best in the world after Singapore and Finland.
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