Complete List of All Nigeria Postal Codes/Zip Codes

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Complete List of all Nigeria Postal Codes/Zip Codes

Want to know some more information about Nigeria? Then, I’d be happy to take on the role on helping you find out the answer to this question. While I wont be doing a Q & A, I’d be happy to share with you- all the necessary information you need to know about the Nigerian Postal/Zip code (s)

Nigeria postal code

I’m sure you might be wondering: “why zip code?” This topic is one of the most bugging topics that leaves Nigerians  frustrated especially when they need to complete an online form that requires the need to input the zip/postal code.

So, why don’t you get comfy and discover all the answers to questions you might have about the Nigerian Postal/Zip codes.Read below!

Looking for Postal codes for Nigeria States?

At one time or the other, I’m sure you must have been required to input your country or state’s Zip/Postal codes, especially when filling an online form for international transactions, registration or application, sorting mails or delivery of packages.

Zip code is always a required field when filling job application forms or any other form online. Many people make the mistake of filling 234 as Nigeria’s Zip code. This is a big NO-NO!

ZIP (Zone Improvement Plan) codes is applicable to the United States only. 234  is actually Nigeria’s international dialing code. While USA adopts the term “zip code”, other countries including Nigeria call theirs “postal code”.

The code serves the same function in different both US and non-US states.Hence,do not make the mistake of inputing Nigeria’s dialing code rather than her correct official Zip code which is 110001.

Summarily, whenever you are asked to provide  Nigeria’s zip code,  110001 is what is required and not +234. Although, 23401 and 00176 might also be applicable.

What is Zip Code?

Zone Improvement Plan codes is a system of postal codes used by the US Postal Service since the early 1960s. Zip codes are used for faster sorting of mail and delivery. Originally they consisted of five digits. However, the  1980ssaw these codes expanded to nine digits, which are written with a hyphen – XXXXX-YYYY. For instance, 25436-7543.

The US Postal Service began to use postal codes in large cities back in 1943 when the postal address was recorded like the sample given below:

Mr. Connor Jonas

5673Oak Tree Avenue

Minneapolis 18, Minnesota

The number 18 in the address indicates the total number of  postal districts within the city limits. By the early 1960s, there was a need for a more comprehensive system of postal codes.

A new system was adopted in a test adopted throughout the United States on July 1, 1963. The origin of Zip codes is credited toRobert Moon – a postal worker. It was Moon who proposed a new index system back in 1944 when he worked as a postal inspector.

What is Nigerian Zip Code?

The Nigeria zip code is 110001, while 00176 is actually the country’s postal code. This is the case in several other countries across the world.

Nigeria’s postal code as used in Nigeria comes with various names such asEIRCODE, PIN CODE, ZIP CODE, POST CODE, amongst others .They all mean the same thing!

To make accessing it easier for you, you can have it on your phone, laptop or desktop; as a text file and just copy it any time you need zip/postal codes for any of the 36 states in Nigeria.

Zip Code means Z= Zone, I= Improvement, P= Plan Code.

Nigeria postal codes are numeric, 6-digits in number. The Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST ) divided Nigeria into nine regions. Therefore, numbers allocated to each region, makes up the first digit of its Postal code, the first 3 digits of the code (the second and the third digits combined with the first) are the dispatch district for outgoing sorting and the last three digits are for various post office in each regions for delivery.

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

The main postal head office in each region will have a postal code ending in 0001. Therefore, Garki Main HO in Abuja has the postal code 900001, Ikeja HO inLagos has 100001, Lokoja in Kogi has 270001 and Port Harcourt has 500001. The lowest postcode is 100001 and the highest is 982002.

Do you still have any burning questions about the Nigeria zip code or still wondering if the Nigeria postal codes are still in operation? The answer is yes, the Nigerian Postal codes still functioning. It does not matter if there is availability of mail delivery or internet connection, the company is still in business.

Although, other huge carriers like FEDEX, DHL, UPS, and others still cannot make use of the Nigeria Postal Service. This is because NIPOST do not deliver goods and letters with speed; even though NIPOST issues out  P.O.BOX addresses which makes them considerably more critical for mail delivery in Nigeria.


Check out the Nigerian states postal codes below.

Zip/Postal Codes for Nigeria States (All 36 states in Nigeria)

States Zip/Postal Codes

ABIA, Umuahia 440001

Adamawa, Yola 640001

Akwa Ibom, Uyo 520001

Anambra, Akwa 420001

Bauchi 740001

Bornu, Maiduguri 600001

Delta, Asaba 320001

Ebonyi, Abakaliki 840001

Edo, Benin 300001

Enugu 400001

Imo, Owerri 460001

Jigawa, Dutse720001

Kaduna 700001

Kano 800001

Katsina 820001

Kebbi, Birnin Kebbi 860001

Kogi, Lokoja 260001

Kwara, Ilorin 240001

Lagos, Mainland 100001

Lagos, Island 101001

Niger, Minna 920001

Ogun, Abeokuta 110001

Ondo, Akure 340001

Osun, Osogbo 230001

Oyo, Ibadan 200001

Plateau, Jos 930001

Rivers, Port-Harcourt 500001

Sokoto 840001

Taraba, Jalingo 660001

Yobe, Damaturu 320001

Abuja 900001

And it’s a wrap! An article that contains the full/complete list of zip/ postal codes for Nigeria states. I’m sure you can see just as we’ve explained earlier that there is nothing complicated about postal codes here.

Plus, I’m sure you now know the right Zip code for Nigeria. Did you find this information helpful? Kindly share this article on social media with your friends. If you have any additional questions or thoughts you’d like me to hear, be sure to share them in the comments section below.

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  1. […] A postal code (also understood in your area in various English-speaking countries all through the world as a postal code, post code, PIN or ZIP Code) is a development of letters or digits or both,  consisting of areas or accentuation, integrated into a postal area to arrange mail.In February 2005, 117 of the 190 part countries of the Universal Postal Union had postcode structures. […]

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