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Nigeria Ranks Low in 2024 World Citizenship Report

Nigeria ranks low in the latest edition of the World Citizenship Report, released by CS Global Partners.

This third annual report focuses on the 2024 global elections and the views of high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) during this tumultuous period. It serves as the flagship global analysis of citizenship. The report provides deep insights into the pressing issues faced by global citizens today.

The 2024 report’s theme revolves around individuals’ sense of responsibility amid electoral change. It explores the intersection between choice and obligation. The report provides a data-driven approach to understanding citizenship in the context of the year’s largest global election. Half of the world’s population will vote. Countries from India to the United States, Britain to Bangladesh, will be tested on their democratic credentials. Scholars and researchers, including those from the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Geopolitics, contribute analysis on the significance of these elections for global citizens.

Headline Score - World Citizenship Report

Nigeria’s Economic Strength and Quality of Life Challenges

The World Citizenship Report is the first-ever endeavor to assess the value of citizenship through the lens of a global citizen. It uses the World Citizenship Index. This innovative tool ranks citizenships across multiple dimensions. It moves beyond traditional concepts of passport strength. The index acknowledges the diverse reasons people choose to leave their countries or stay.

In this year’s report, Nigeria ranked 134 out of 188 countries in the World Citizenship Report. The country performed well in the Economic Opportunity motivators of citizenship. This reflects a strong economy and promising growth prospects. However, Nigeria lagged significantly in the Quality of Life motivators. This low score indicates substantial areas for improvement in Nigeria’s standard of living are needed.

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The report evaluates 188 countries. It is based on five key motivators that global citizens prioritize. These are Safety and Security, Economic Opportunity, Quality of Life, Global Mobility, and Financial Freedom. Micha Emmett is the CEO of CS Global Partners. He says “We expect to see considerable change in the global landscape. Elections will bring about change. There is hope of positive innovation. There is a chance for enhanced geopolitical stability. The 2024 World Citizenship Report improves upon previous editions. We confront global challenges faced by global citizens head-on. Our Report has never been more relevant and important.”

Economic Opportunity - World Citizenship Report
Quality of Life - World Citizenship Report

The United States Ranks 29th for Quality of Life

In the overall rankings, the Republic of Ireland took first place due to its safe and stable society, growing economy, and financial freedom. Last year’s top scorer, Denmark, ranked third this year, maintaining high marks for Quality of Life, Financial Freedom, and Safety and Security. The survey of HNWIs revealed that the Quality of Life pillar remains the most important, emphasizing essential issues such as environmental quality, educational quality, and healthcare quality. Politicians will need to address these ‘bread and butter issues’ to win voter support.

Monaco, Denmark, and Hong Kong topped the Quality of Life pillar, with the United Kingdom ranking sixth and the United States at 29th. As in the previous year’s report, African countries, including Nigeria, occupied the bottom positions in this category, with Somalia, Chad, and South Sudan being the lowest-ranked nations. This highlights the ongoing challenges Nigeria faces in improving the quality of life for its citizens, despite its economic potential.

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