Coming of age in Nigeria

Growing up in Nigeria

Coming of age basically means the process of growing from childhood to adulthood. From the day Nigerian children reach age 4 to 5 years,  they help their parents in their work.  In rural areas,  boys assist their fathers in the fields and girls help their mothers by farming or selling vegetables in the local market.  In urban areas, young children often are in the workforce and subjected  to dangerous conditions and AIdS-related diseases.