Approved List Of Postal Codes In Nigeria For All 36 States

Last Updated on November 17, 2022

Postal Codes in Nigeria – One mistake most people make while filling online forms in Nigeria is using the Nigeria Phone Country Code (+234) otherwise known as the International Dialing Code to fill in for the Postal or ZIP codes when prompted for such. The Nigerian postal code which is designed by NIPOST (Nigerian Postal Service) is usually made up of 6 digits. Carefully read through this article to learn more.

List of Postal Codes in Nigeria for the 36 States

ZIP is an acronym for Zone Improvement Plan. It is a system used by the United States Postal Service since 1963 for the same purpose as Postal Codes are used in other countries. This means that ZIP codes are only used in the United States while other countries refer to this pattern as Postal Codes.

Correct Postal or Zip Code Format in Nigeria

Now, whenever you are asked to fill in your country ZIP or Postal Code, you actually are not meant to start searching say, Lagos Postal Code, Abuja Zip Code, Port Harcourt Postal Code, or any other city or state’s postal code. All you need do is fill in the Postal Code that is internationally allocated to Nigeria. You can make use of 110001, 23401, or 00176. Any of these would work or at least one would work in your situation.

Now coming back home. The Nigerian postal code which is designed by NIPOST (Nigerian Postal Service) is usually made up of 6 digits. NIPOST divided the country into 9 regions; therefore you might have to see a postal code in Nigeria starting from 1 through 9. The second and third digits, when combined with the first digit, it refers to the dispatch district for outgoing sorting. Now talking about the last three digits, refers to the exact location in the region where the post is to be made.

List of Postal Codes in Nigeria for All 36 States

  • Abuja 900001
  • Lagos (Island) 101001
  • Lagos (Mainland) 100001
  • Niger 920001
  • Ogun 110001
  • Abia 440001
  • Sokoto 840001
  • Borno 600001
  • Delta 320001
  • Edo 300001
  • Ondo 340001
  • Osun 230001
  • Oyo 200001
  • Plateau 930001
  • Rivers 500001
  • Enugu 400001
  • Imo 460001
  • Jigawa 720001
  • Kano 700001
  • Kaduna 800001
  • Kwara 240001
  • Taraba 660001
  • Yobe 320001
  • Ebonyi 840001
  • Katsina 820001
  • Kebbi 860001

Please note that the Zip code for Nigeria is 23401, just in case you are being asked to fill out any form and you are required to put in Nigeria’s zip code.

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