Nigerian Postal Codes [Complete List]

Just like postal codes, ZIP code [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 sequence 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.

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Whenever you are asked online to fill you 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.

Nigerian ZIP Code | Nigerian 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 Code
ABUJA POSTAL CODE900001
ABIA STATE, NIGERIA POSTAL CODE440001
ADAMAWA STATE, NIGERIA ZIP CODE640001
AKWA IBOM STATE, NIGERIA ZIP CODE520001
ANAMBRA STATE, NIGERIA ZIP CODE420001
BAUCHI STATE, NIGERIA POSTAL CODE740001
BAYELSA STATE, NIGERIA ZIP CODE561001
BENUE STATE, NIGERIA POSTAL CODE970001
BORNO STATE, NIGERIA POSTAL CODE600001
CROSS RIVER STATE, NIGERIA ZIP CODE540001
DELTA STATE, NIGERIA POSTAL CODE320001
EBONYI STATE, NIGERIA POSTAL CODE840001
EDO STATE, NIGERIA POSTAL CODE300001
EKITI STATE, NIGERIA POSTAL CODE360001
ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA POSTAL CODE400001
GOMBE STATE, NIGERIA POSTAL CODE760001
IMO STATE, NIGERIA POSTAL CODE460001
JIGAWA STATE, NIGERIA POSTAL CODE720001
KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA ZIP CODE700001
KANO STATE, NIGERIA POSTAL CODE800001
KATSINA STATE, NIGERIA ZIP CODE820001
KEBBI STATE, NIGERIA POSTAL CODE860001
KOGI STATE, NIGERIA POSTAL CODE260001
KWARA STATE, NIGERIA POSTAL CODE240001
LAGOS STATE, NIGERIA POSTAL CODE [MAINLAND/ISLAND]100001/101001
NASARAWA STATE, NIGERIA ZIP CODE962001
NIGER STATE, NIGERIA POSTAL CODE920001
OGUN STATE, NIGERIA POSTAL CODE110001
ONDO STATE, NIGERIA POSTAL CODE340001
OSUN STATE, NIGERIA POSTAL CODE230001
OYO STATE, NIGERIA POSTAL CODE200001
PLATEAU STATE, NIGERIA ZIP CODE930001
RIVERS STATE, NIGERIA POSTAL CODE500001
SOKOTO STATE, NIGERIA ZIP CODE840001
TARABA STATE, NIGERIA ZIP CODE660001
YOBE STATE, NIGERIA POSTAL CODE320001
ZAMFARA STATE, NIGERIA ZIP CODE860001

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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Nwawulu Kyz Ebuka is a Student of the renowned Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. He is the Co-founder of InformationNgr. Kyz is an awesome tech enthusiast, developer, video editor, chef, and content writer.

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