With an average of 2,124 hours worked per year, Nigerian workers are the second-most diligent workers in the world, behind Mexican workers.
Nigeria was automatically named the most diligent nation in Africa in a survey released by the World of Statistics on Tuesday.
According to the most recent World of Statistics study, the top-ranking Mexican employees only had four more hours per year than Nigerians (2,128).
In Nigeria, the majority of public and private employees are required to put in eight hours a day, which could be from 8 to 4 or 9 to 5 on weekdays.
As a result of the possibility of shift work on Saturdays or Sundays, several organizations, including media outlets, hospitals, security firms, and manufacturing businesses, need their employees to work extra days and hours.
Workers like market ladies and other traders may put in up to ten hours a day in an informal atmosphere.
Even though the survey didn’t mention the kind of work done, it seemed like the top five nations were not tech-oriented.
Nigeria was followed by three Central and South American nations: Costa Rica came in third with 2,073 hours, Colombia came in fourth with 1,964 hours, and Chile came in fifth with 1,916.
The surprising arrival at number six is high-tech South Korea, where employees put in an average of 1,910 hours annually, followed by Malta (1,882), Russia (1,874), Greece (1,872), and Romania (1,838).
Workers in the world’s largest economy, the United States, put in an average of 1,791 hours to place them in the 13th spot while the world’s third-largest economy, Japan is a distant 30th with their workers putting in 1,607 hours annually.
South African workers are the second on the Dark Continent with annual 1,513 hours placing them a distant 36th on the listing.
Nigerians work 2,124 hours a year, which indicates they spend at least five hours a day working productively, as opposed to their South African counterparts who put in four hours.
The World of Statistics is a global network of almost 2,360 organizations and is the successor to the highly successful International Year of Statistics (Statistics 2013) campaign, which was celebrated in 2013.
It is dedicated to raising public understanding of statistics’ influence on all facets of society, encouraging young people to pursue careers in statistics, and encouraging innovation and growth in the fields of probability and statistics.