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.
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.
|ABUJA POSTAL CODE||900001|
|ABIA STATE, NIGERIA POSTAL CODE||440001|
|ADAMAWA STATE, NIGERIA ZIP CODE||640001|
|AKWA IBOM STATE, NIGERIA ZIP CODE||520001|
|ANAMBRA STATE, NIGERIA ZIP CODE||420001|
|BAUCHI STATE, NIGERIA POSTAL CODE||740001|
|BAYELSA STATE, NIGERIA ZIP CODE||561001|
|BENUE STATE, NIGERIA POSTAL CODE||970001|
|BORNO STATE, NIGERIA POSTAL CODE||600001|
|CROSS RIVER STATE, NIGERIA ZIP CODE||540001|
|DELTA STATE, NIGERIA POSTAL CODE||320001|
|EBONYI STATE, NIGERIA POSTAL CODE||840001|
|EDO STATE, NIGERIA POSTAL CODE||300001|
|EKITI STATE, NIGERIA POSTAL CODE||360001|
|ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA POSTAL CODE||400001|
|GOMBE STATE, NIGERIA POSTAL CODE||760001|
|IMO STATE, NIGERIA POSTAL CODE||460001|
|JIGAWA STATE, NIGERIA POSTAL CODE||720001|
|KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA ZIP CODE||700001|
|KANO STATE, NIGERIA POSTAL CODE||800001|
|KATSINA STATE, NIGERIA ZIP CODE||820001|
|KEBBI STATE, NIGERIA POSTAL CODE||860001|
|KOGI STATE, NIGERIA POSTAL CODE||260001|
|KWARA STATE, NIGERIA POSTAL CODE||240001|
|LAGOS STATE, NIGERIA POSTAL CODE [MAINLAND/ISLAND]||100001/101001|
|NASARAWA STATE, NIGERIA ZIP CODE||962001|
|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 ZIP CODE||930001|
|RIVERS STATE, NIGERIA POSTAL CODE||500001|
|SOKOTO STATE, NIGERIA ZIP CODE||840001|
|TARABA STATE, NIGERIA ZIP CODE||660001|
|YOBE STATE, NIGERIA POSTAL CODE||320001|
|ZAMFARA STATE, NIGERIA ZIP CODE||860001|
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