It is no secret that the Nigerian passport is not worth much, but the recent passport ranking by passport index truly puts things in perspectives.

In the recent ranking, the green Nigerian passport is the 82nd most powerful passport in the world alongside neighbours Cameroon.

One of the criteria for ranking passports is by the number of countries that can be visited without applying for a visa. Remarkably African nations, Equatorial Guinea, Angola, Central African Republic, Liberia, Algeria, Chad, Rwanda, Madagascar, Gabon, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, Egypt, Togo, Burkina Faso, Niger, Mali, Mauritania, Guinea, Ivory Coast and Senegal rank higher than Nigeria.

The South African passport is ranked 46 making it the most powerful passport in Africa. The five most powerful passport in the world are;

A single African passport, which is already available to African head of states and African diplomats, would most likely come into existence by 2018.

If this becomes a reality, it would solve Nigeria's passport problems. A lot of Nigerians face a lot of delays at many airports in the world because of the Nigerian passport. As a matter of fact, the Nigerian passport is treated with disdain around the world.