Nigeria ZIP Codes/Postal Codes for All States

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Nigeria postal codes are numeric that consist of 6 digits. The Nigerian Postal Service, called NIPOST in short, divides this country into 9 regions, making up the first digit of the postal code. The second and third digits, along with the first one, represent the dispatch district for outgoing sorting, while the last 3 digits are the delivery location. Such delivery location can be a post office facility, an urban area, or a rural area.

The primary postal head office in every one of the 6 regions will have a postal code that ends in 0001; thus, Garki Main HO in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, has the postal code 900001, Ikeja HO in Lagos State has 100001, Lokoja in Kogi State has 270001 as well as 500001 for Port Harcourt in Rivers State. The highest postcode is 982002, and the lowest is 100001.

Postal codes are the same thing with ZIP codes. When you are filling a form online or offline, either for college applications, job applications, etc., and are asked to supply your ZIP code or Postal code; just write anyone of both as they are the same. We will expound the slight differences between a ZIP code and a Postal code later in this write-up.

There are 6 geopolitical zones in Nigeria, which are North West, North East, North Central, South South, South West, and South East and that’s why our ZIP code or Postal code contains 6 numeric digits. When you are asked for a ZIP code, which means for Zone Improvement Plan, or a Postal code, you shouldn’t enter +234 as this is the international dialing code for phone numbers in Nigeria. Here is a compilation of all Nigeria Postal codes/ZIP codes for various states:

All Nigeria ZIP Codes – Postal Codes

  1. Abuja Nigeria postal code: 900001
  2. Abia State Nigeria postal code: 440001
  3. Adamawa State Nigeria postal code: 640001
  4. Akwa-Ibom State Nigeria postal code: 520001
  5. Anambra State Nigeria postal code: 420001
  6. Bauchi State Nigeria postal code: 740001
  7. Borno State Nigeria postal code: 600001
  8. Delta State Nigeria postal code: 320001
  9. Edo State Nigeria postal code: 300001
  10. Enugu State Nigeria postal code: 400001
  11. Imo State Nigeria postal code: 460001
  12. Jigawa State Nigeria postal code: 720001
  13. Kano State Nigeria postal code: 700001
  14. Kaduna State Nigeria postal code: 800001
  15. Katsina State Nigeria postal code: 820001
  16. Kebbi State Nigeria postal code: 860001
  17. Kogi State Nigeria postal code: 260001
  18. Kwara State Nigeria postal code: 240001
  19. Lagos (Island) Nigeria postcode: 101001
  20. Lagos zip code: 100242
  21. Lagos State (Mainland) postal code: 100001
  22. Niger State Nigeria postal code: 920001
  23. Ogun State Nigeria postal code: 110001
  24. Ondo State Nigeria postal code: 340001
  25. Osun State Nigeria postal code: 230001
  26. Oyo State Nigeria postal code: 200001
  27. Plateau State Nigeria postal code: 930001
  28. Rivers State Nigeria postal code: 500001
  29. Sokoto State Nigeria postal code: 840001
  30. Taraba State Nigeria postal code: 660001
  31. Yobe State Nigeria postal code: 320001
  32. Ebonyi State Nigeria postal code: 840001

Differences between ZIP Code and Postal Code

If you’ve ever mused about the differences that exist between Nigeria’s ZIP code and Nigeria’s postal code, this section was written for you. ZIP codes apply to the US only. The United States doesn’t regard postal codes from other countries in the world as ZIP codes. 

Postal codes are used in every other country. But ZIP codes in America are used for the same purposes for which other nations make use of postal codes for mailing purposes. Thus, ZIP codes are to the United States whereas postal codes are to other countries, with Nigeria inclusive. 

But you should note the United States Postal Service (USPS) has codes for overseas countries, used for handling deliveries. Such codes are equivalent to the ZIP codes that are made use of within the United States. The code for Nigeria lies between 00176 and 0000.

How do now you fill forms that ask for ZIP code? If you are filling such form on the Internet, and you are required to input your ZIP code, simply use 110001 or 23401. Some websites may not accept both codes. In such case, you can try 00176. At least, one of these 3 codes should be accepted. As earlier stated, you should never enter 234 as Nigeria ZIP code because it is this country’s international phone dialing code.

Wrapping up

Listed above is a complete list of all postal codes in Nigerian states. A ZIP Code can be regarded as a postal code, which is used by the USPS. The system was introduced in 1963 in the United States. With the information provided in this article, you can now fill any online forms with ease, requesting for ZIP or Postal code.


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