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Nigeria Postal Code List For The 36 States

Updated: May 25


Nigeria Postal Code

Usually, postal codes and zip codes are used to facilitate the delivery of packages via post (mail). In some countries like the U.S., zip codes are used while in countries like Nigeria postal codes are used.


Nigeria is divided into six geopolitical zones, each zone sharing the same ethnic origin, the same cultural practices, and the same history. Geopolitics has contributed to the efficient allocation of resources by the government and was created during the reign of President Ibrahim Babangida.


The six geopolitical zones are; North-East region composed mainly of the Kanuri ethnic group and has six states; Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, and Yobe. The North-West region is mainly made up of the Hausa Fulani ethnic group and has seven states; Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, and Zamfara.



The North-Central region, also known as the middle belt and which has the largest number of states, is predominantly made up of the Tiv ethnic group and has seven states; Federal Capital Territory, Benue, Kogi, Kwara, Nassarawa, Niger, and Plateau. The South-East region consists mainly of the Igbo ethnic group and has the fewest states, five states are in the Southeast region; Abia, Anambra, Enugu, Ebonyi, and Imo.

The South-South region is made up of the Ijaw ethnic group and has six states; Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River State, Delta, Edo, and Rivers. The final geopolitical area is the South-West region is mostly dominated by the Yoruba tribes, made up of states such as Ekiti, Oyo, Ogun, Lagos, Osun, and Ondo.







How to Decode Nigerian Postal Code?


Nigerian postal codes are made of numbers, consisting of six digits. NIPOST, the Nigerian Postal Service, divides the country into nine regions, which make up the first digit of the code. The second and third digits, combined with the first, are the dispatch district for outgoing sorting.


The last three digits represent the delivery location. A delivery location can be any of the following; a post office facility, a rural area, or an urban area.


Postal Codes For Nigeria



Lagos has the lowest postal code 100001. The main postal head office in each region in Nigeria has a postal code ending with 0001. So, Garki Main HO in Abuja has zip code 900001, Lokoja in Kogi has 270001 and Port Harcourt has 500001. The lowest postcode is 100001 and the highest is 982002. There are also post codes for other states in Nigeria, such as Enugu zip code is 400001, while Imo state is 460001.




What is the Nigerian Postal Code For 36 States?


Here is the list of Nigerian Postal Codes for all its states and FCT:



1. Abia – 440001


2. Adamawa – 640001


3. Akwa Ibom – 520001


4. Anambra – 420001


5. Bauchi – 740001


6. Bayelsa – 561001


7. Benue – 970001


8. Borno – 600001


9. Cross River – 540001


10. Delta – 320001


11. Ebonyi – 840001


12. Edo – 300001


13. Ekiti – 360001


14. Enugu - 400001


15. Gombe – 760001

16. Imo – 460001


17. Jigawa – 720001


18. Kaduna – 700001


19. Kano – 800001


20. Katsina – 820001


21. Kebbi – 860001


22. Kogi – 260001


23. Kwara – 240001


24. Lagos (mainland/island) – 100001/101001


25. Nasarawa – 962001


26. Niger – 920001


27. Ogun – 110001


28. Ondo – 340001


29. Osun – 230001


30. Oyo – 200001


31. Plateau – 930001


32. Rivers – 50000


33. Sokoto – 840001


34. Taraba – 660001


35. Yobe – 320001


36. Zamfara – 860001


Federal Capital Territory (FCT) - 900001



For further details on codes of towns in states click here.




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1 comentário


reuben ibe
reuben ibe
22 de set. de 2022

Thanks is very good to have zip codes in our country.

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