Just as Nigeria celebrated her 53rd anniversary yesterday, a new study was released by the UN backed Help Age International advocacy group which ranked Nigeria among the worst countries in the world that least care about their old population, same day.

Out of 91 countries, Nigeria ranked 85, with a poor record of catering for the well-being of the elderly, people older than 60. This reflects its limited pension coverage, at 5 per cent and poor health care.

It also ranks second lowest regionally, at 76, in the enabling environment domain, with only 53% of older Nigerians enjoying civic freedom.

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