Once upon a time, in fact, in 2014, this release from the World Health Organization (WHO) cropped up and CAB was among media outlets that published it.
Now, going back into the archives, thought it’s wise to re-publish it years after, if nothing else, for the benefit of citizens going forward, as most would surely have forgotten. So, read on:
According to the World Health Statistics of 2014 published by the renowned World Health Organization (WHO), Nigerians have an average life expectancy of 54 years.
For the benefit of my readers who do not know or understand what ‘life expectancy’ means, it is the number of years a person lives in good health…Therefore, dying at any point before 70 years can be considered to be a ‘premature death’. Even the scripture backs this up 😀
Below are the factors that cause early/premature death among we Nigerians these days according to WHO:
-Sitting for long hours at work
-Watching too much television (TV)
-Heavy consumption of coffee
-Loneliness or remaining unmarried
-Prolonged air pollution
-Taking afternoon nap (sleep) otherwise known as ‘siesta’
-Poor dental (teeth) hygiene/not brushing your teeth
-Heavy smoking and drinking
-Regular/increased patronage of processed red meat products and sugary drinks.
NOTE: Medical experts say although death is a necessary end for everyone, life span can be extended.