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
- Abuja Nigeria postal code: 900001
- Abia State Nigeria postal code: 440001
- Adamawa State Nigeria postal code: 640001
- Akwa-Ibom State Nigeria postal code: 520001
- Anambra State Nigeria postal code: 420001
- Bauchi State Nigeria postal code: 740001
- Borno State Nigeria postal code: 600001
- Delta State Nigeria postal code: 320001
- Edo State Nigeria postal code: 300001
- Enugu State Nigeria postal code: 400001
- Imo State Nigeria postal code: 460001
- Jigawa State Nigeria postal code: 720001
- Kano State Nigeria postal code: 700001
- Kaduna State Nigeria postal code: 800001
- Katsina State Nigeria postal code: 820001
- Kebbi State Nigeria postal code: 860001
- Kogi State Nigeria postal code: 260001
- Kwara State Nigeria postal code: 240001
- Lagos (Island) Nigeria postcode: 101001
- Lagos zip code: 100242
- Lagos State (Mainland) postal code: 100001
- Niger State Nigeria postal code: 920001
- Ogun State Nigeria postal code: 110001
- Ondo State Nigeria postal code: 340001
- Osun State Nigeria postal code: 230001
- Oyo State Nigeria postal code: 200001
- Plateau State Nigeria postal code: 930001
- Rivers State Nigeria postal code: 500001
- Sokoto State Nigeria postal code: 840001
- Taraba State Nigeria postal code: 660001
- Yobe State Nigeria postal code: 320001
- 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.