Nigeria has been ranked as a country with the world’s third lowest life expectancy rate of 55 years by the United Nations.
A report by the United Nations Population Fund said the life expectancy of an average Nigerian in 2019 was only better than those of people in Sierra Leone, Chad and the Central African Republic.
The three countries had 53, 54, 54 years respectively as their life expectancy rates.
In the report, the war-torn Afghanistan had 65 years; Somalia 58; and Syria 73. Read more