Nigerian men treat their women according to religious beliefs, legal obligations and personalities. In general, women do not have equal rights as men and are therefore less dominant in politics and other professional areas.
Nigerian men are considered heads of the house and are to be submitted to by their wives. They are responsible for providing and protecting the family, while the women are expected to take care of the children and the home. Women can be disciplined by their husbands in any way deemed fit as long as it does not inflict permanent injury. Polygamy is largely accepted, meaning a man can marry more than one wife.