Nigerian Postal Codes [Complete List]

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.

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.

In Nigeria, ZIP codes are made up of  6-digit numbers. The first three numbers help identify the region/district and the last three pinpoint the delivery location, urban area, or post office.

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.

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.

STATEPOSTAL CODESTATE CAPITAL
FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY900001ABUJA
ABIA STATE POSTAL CODE440001UMUAHIA
ADAMAWA STATE POSTAL CODE640001YOLA
AKWA IBOM STATE POSTAL CODE520001UYO
ANAMBRA STATE POSTAL CODE420001AWKA
BAUCHI STATE POSTAL CODE740001BAUCHI
BAYELSA STATE POSTAL CODE561001YENAGOA
BENUE STATE POSTAL CODE970001MAKURDI
BORNO STATE POSTAL CODE600001MAIDUGURI
CROSS RIVER STATE POSTAL CODE540001CALABAR
DELTA STATE POSTAL CODE320001ASABA
EBONYI STATE POSTAL CODE840001ABAKALIKI
EDO STATE POSTAL CODE300001BENIN CITY
EKITI STATE POSTAL CODE360001ADO EKITI
ENUGU STATE POSTAL CODE400001ENUGU
GOMBE STATE POSTAL CODE760001GOMBE
IMO STATE POSTAL CODE460001OWERRI
JIGAWA STATE POSTAL CODE720001DUTSE
KADUNA STATE POSTAL CODE700001KADUNA
KANO STATE POSTAL CODE800001KANO
KATSINA STATE POSTAL CODE820001KATSINA
KEBBI STATE POSTAL CODE860001BIRNIN KEBBI
KOGI STATE POSTAL CODE260001LOKOJA
KWARA STATE POSTAL CODE240001ILORIN
LAGOS STATE POSTAL CODE100001/101001IKEJA
NASARAWA STATE POSTAL CODE962001LAFIA
NIGER STATE POSTAL CODE920001MINNA
OGUN STATE POSTAL CODE110001ABEOKUTA
ONDO STATE POSTAL CODE340001AKURE
OSUN STATE POSTAL CODE230001OSHOGBO
OYO STATE POSTAL CODE200001IBADAN
PLATEAU STATE POSTAL CODE930001JOS
RIVERS STATE POSTAL CODE500001PORT HARCOURT
SOKOTO STATE POSTAL CODE840001SOKOTO
TARABA STATE POSTAL CODE660001JALINGO
YOBE STATE POSTAL CODE320001DAMATURU
ZAMFARA STATE POSTAL CODE860001GUSAU

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 CentralNorth EastNorth West
Abuja ( F.C.T )
Benue State
Kogi State
Kwara State
Nassarawa State
Niger State
Plateau State
Adamawa State
Bauchi State
Borno State
Gombe State
Taraba State
Yobe State
Jigawa State
Kaduna State
Kano State
Katsina State
Kebbi State
Sokoto State
Zamfara State
South EastSouth SouthSouth West
Abia State
Anambra State
Ebonyi State
Enugu State
Imo State
Akwa Ibom State
Bayelsa State
Cross River State
Delta State
Edo State
Rivers State
Ekiti State
Lagos State
Ogun State
Ondo State
Osun State
Oyo State

Source: InformationNGR

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