Nigeria may not be on many people’s bucket list, but that is mostly because there are a lot of common misconceptions about it. There are stories of crime, fraud, terrorism and Nigerians being rude.
While this is true to an extent, it does not reflect the totality of Nigerian culture and it’s people. In fact, it will surprise you to know that majority of Nigerians are very hardworking, honest, friendly, welcoming, hospitable and peace-loving.
Regardless of many misconceptions, there is a lot of surface area to explore. As with any other country, there are plenty of things you need to know before you hop on the plane, but rest assured that following the Nigerian etiquette is not that complicated. As long as you keep in mind that Nigeria is a traditional country, you should get around just fine.
Nigeria is also a religious country, especial in the core North. Thus, you will need to dress decently though we do not recommend visits to North-West region in Nigeria for safety reasons. Other than that, Nigeria’s major cities of Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Cross River, Ibadan, Benin, Delta, Imo, Enugu, etc are generally safe.
Learn more about tourism in Nigeria here.