Just like postal codes, ZIP codes [Zone Improvement Plan] is a system that has been implemented by USPS in 1963 to easily send letters and ship items to different parts of the States.
Both ZIP codes and postal codes have the same meaning and application. Here in Nigeria, they can be called ZIP Codes, Nigerian Postal codes, or Nigerian Post Codes.
Nigeria ZIP Code & Nigeria Postal Codes
The table below contains all the available postal codes in Nigeria by the state in ascending order. If you ever get confused in your search for your location’s postal code, you can always find it here.
|STATE||POSTAL CODE||STATE CAPITAL|
|FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY||900001||ABUJA|
|ABIA STATE POSTAL CODE||440001||UMUAHIA|
|ADAMAWA STATE POSTAL CODE||640001||YOLA|
|AKWA IBOM STATE POSTAL CODE||520001||UYO|
|ANAMBRA STATE POSTAL CODE||420001||AWKA|
|BAUCHI STATE POSTAL CODE||740001||BAUCHI|
|BAYELSA STATE POSTAL CODE||561001||YENAGOA|
|BENUE STATE POSTAL CODE||970001||MAKURDI|
|BORNO STATE POSTAL CODE||600001||MAIDUGURI|
|CROSS RIVER STATE POSTAL CODE||540001||CALABAR|
|DELTA STATE POSTAL CODE||320001||ASABA|
|EBONYI STATE POSTAL CODE||840001||ABAKALIKI|
|EDO STATE POSTAL CODE||300001||BENIN CITY|
|EKITI STATE POSTAL CODE||360001||ADO EKITI|
|ENUGU STATE POSTAL CODE||400001||ENUGU|
|GOMBE STATE POSTAL CODE||760001||GOMBE|
|IMO STATE POSTAL CODE||460001||OWERRI|
|JIGAWA STATE POSTAL CODE||720001||DUTSE|
|KADUNA STATE POSTAL CODE||700001||KADUNA|
|KANO STATE POSTAL CODE||800001||KANO|
|KATSINA STATE POSTAL CODE||820001||KATSINA|
|KEBBI STATE POSTAL CODE||860001||BIRNIN KEBBI|
|KOGI STATE POSTAL CODE||260001||LOKOJA|
|KWARA STATE POSTAL CODE||240001||ILORIN|
|LAGOS STATE POSTAL CODE||100001/101001||IKEJA|
|NASARAWA STATE POSTAL CODE||962001||LAFIA|
|NIGER STATE POSTAL CODE||920001||MINNA|
|OGUN STATE POSTAL CODE||110001||ABEOKUTA|
|ONDO STATE POSTAL CODE||340001||AKURE|
|OSUN STATE POSTAL CODE||230001||OSHOGBO|
|OYO STATE POSTAL CODE||200001||IBADAN|
|PLATEAU STATE POSTAL CODE||930001||JOS|
|RIVERS STATE POSTAL CODE||500001||PORT HARCOURT|
|SOKOTO STATE POSTAL CODE||840001||SOKOTO|
|TARABA STATE POSTAL CODE||660001||JALINGO|
|YOBE STATE POSTAL CODE||320001||DAMATURU|
|ZAMFARA STATE POSTAL CODE||860001||GUSAU|
How Do Postal Code Work In Nigeria?
Most online websites require your ZIP code when making a registration or completing a transaction. A lot of people make the mistake of filling the form with their phone number to +234 instead of their ZIP code. +234 is an International Dialing Code and very different from ZIP codes. So, what is a ZIP Code?
A postal code is a series of letters, numbers, or alphanumeric sequences used by a country to easily identify regions based on the codes allocated to that region. It is also used by postal services to ship goods and deliver letters easily.
Take Lagos ZIP code for example. The official postal code for Lagos State is 100001. The “100” helps the system understand that you stay in Lagos state, while the “001” helps the system identify which exact part of Lagos you stay.
Whenever you are asked online to fill in your country postal code, you are not asked for your area ZIP code like Lagos, Abuja, or Ibadan, you are asked to enter Nigeria’s internationally allocated ZIP code which is 110001, 23401, or 00176.
So, searching for Lagos postcode, Abuja ZIP code, Ibadan postal code or any other Nigerian city postal code could make your registration invalid. Nigerian ZIP codes have been listed by the Nigerian Postal Service and allocated to every State in the country. All 36 States in Nigeria is divided into 9 regions.
GEOPOLITICAL ZONES IN NIGERIA
Nigerian Geopolitical zones are also very very helpful when it comes to identifying ZIPcodes and Nigerian postal codes. If you need a list containing all the Geopolitical zones in Nigeria, you can find them in the table below.
|North Central||North East||North West|
|Abuja ( F.C.T )|
|South East||South South||South West|
|Akwa Ibom State|
Cross River State