Etiquette

In general Nigerians are warm and relaxed in their greetings and communications.

  • Greetings may be extended and elaborate, and elders are greeted first.
  • If you're visiting a Nigerian home, bring fruit, nuts or chocolate: don't bring alcohol to a Muslim home.
  • Some Muslims do not shake hands with people of the opposite sex.
  • If you are eating communally with your hands, always use the right hand.