Nigeria Zip Code and Its Detailed Explanation

Nigeria Zip Code and Its Detailed Explanation

Postal codes in Nigeria are numeric, 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.

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If you’ve been confused for some time about what the correct Nigeria ZIP code is, then this post is for you, as it gives some clarification.

In all other countries, postal codes are used. However, ZIP codes in the US are used for the same purposes for which other countries use postal codes — for mailing purposes.

 So, ZIP codes are to the US while postal codes are to other countries — including Nigeria.

Complete list of Nigeria combinations for all its states and FCT ZIP CODE

Abia – 440001

Adamawa – 640001

Akwa Ibom – 520001

Anambra – 420001

Bauchi – 740001

Bayelsa – 561001

Benue – 970001

Borno – 600001

Cross River – 540001

Delta – 320001

Ebonyi – 840001

Edo – 300001

Ekiti – 360001

Enugu – 400001

Gombe – 760001

Imo – 460001

Jigawa – 720001

Kaduna – 700001

Kano – 800001

Katsina – 820001

Kebbi – 860001

Kogi – 260001

Kwara – 240001

Lagos (mainland/island) – 100001/101001

Nasarawa – 962001

Niger – 920001

Ogun – 110001

Ondo – 340001

Osun – 230001

Oyo – 200001

Plateau – 930001

Rivers – 500001

Sokoto – 840001

Taraba – 660001

Yobe – 320001

Zamfara – 860001

However, note that the USPS (United States Postal Service) has codes for overseas countries, which are used when handling deliveries. These codes are equivalent to the ZIP codes used within the US. The code for Nigeria is 00176-0000.

Now, how do you fill forms requesting for ZIP code?

If you’re filling a form online, and you’re required to key in your ZIP code, simply put 110001 or 23401. Some sites may reject both codes. In such case, try 00176. At least one of these codes should work.

Don’t make this mistake, please…

Never enter 234 as the ZIP code for Nigeria. This is Nigeria’s international phone dialling code. (Whenever you’re required to enter a ZIP code, simply use 110001, 23401, or 00176.)

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