About twenty five to thirty percent of Nigerian women are full house wives,while a bulk of the rest are engaged in petty trading or civil service. Only about forty percent of Nigerian women are fully employed.
You also need to know that majority of the unemployed Nigerian women are graduates that are restricted from working by their husbands. Many Nigerian men still don’t like their wives working and are are more comfortable when she's running the home, making their meals and taking care of the kids.
Below are some of the major food customs in Nigeria.They are a summary of all the different food customs from all of the major tribes in Nigeria.
You Must Wash Hands Before Eating – This is just as it sounds, washing your hands before eating would ensure that you do not transfer unwanted bacteria from the hands to the stomach.
Be Cautious With Meat And Fish – this is only applicable when two people are eating together, the younger person is expected to avoid the meat and fishes until the elderly one decides to give him his portion
Women Always Cook The Food – the woman is solely responsible for the preparation of food in a Nigerian Kitchen, the man only comes in when he feels like helping out, otherwise he is expected to stay away from the kitchen.
Women Must Cover Their Hair Before Cooking – I guess this is self explanatory, the reason a woman is expected to cover her hair while cooking i just so we don’t find hair strand while eating the food.
Avoid Talking While Eating – The reason for this is clearly to avoid any form of accident while swallowing, most Nigerian foods are made with lots of peppers so it is advisable to remain calm to avoid diverting foods to the wrong channel.