odd behaviours that nigerians love exhibiting


Crossing the road
With a child strapped to her back and
holding a 3-year-old son, a Nigerian
lady will attempt to cross a very busy
highway while dodging oncoming
vehicles, all at the same time. Even
though there is a pedestrian bridge in
front of her. This is a common scenario
on Lagos roads.
Many people know that crossing a busy
road is risky but they do it anyway. It is
logical and safe to use the pedestrian
bridge but they would rather choose the
shorter route. So if you are driving
through a street or major road around a
city, it helps to keep a foot close to the
break-pad and an eye on the lookout for
Throwing items off buses
All of over the world, some people have
formed the habit of throwing items like
bananas, oranges and the nylons out of
their vehicles and Nigeria is no different.
This anomaly is gradually fading away
as the National Environmental
Management Authority now enforces the
use of waste baskets in public places.
African Time
Lateness to an event has become an
acceptable ‘phenomenon’ in many
societies. If you fix an event for 10 am,
don’t be surprised if the auditorium
starts filling out about 3 or 4 hours later
with invitees trooping to the venue.
This may not be peculiar to Nigerians
alone but it happens very often – even
at celebrity or government functions!
Many sociologists say that African time
is a pattern that needs to be stopped.
How? Commence the event even if there
are just two people in the hall.
Last minute syndrome
A typical example of this is the June
30th 2015 deadline to enroll for the
Bank Verification Number. Many
Nigerians had over two months to visit
one of their bank branches to do this
registration. However, they didn’t. They
waited until the last day and the banks
were overflowing with customers waiting
to enrol for the BVN on the deadline
The Central Bank of Nigerian was
benevolent enough to extend the time for
the registration. This same attitude was
displayed during the registration and
collection for the permanent voter’s
Jumping the Queue
This is simple public etiquette. It is
gentlemanly to join the line and wait for
your turn especially as Nigerians are
magnanimous enough to allow you in
the line if you appeal to them.

Author: TheGoldendiamond

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