The “Postcode” or “Postal Code” for Nigeria is the same thing as the “ZIP Code” for the United States. The Nigerian Postal Code is a numeric code with a number that is composed of all six digits.

The Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) splits the country into nine distinct areas; these regions correspond to the first three digits of the country’s postal code. When added to the first digit, the second and third digits make up the shipping districts for the outgoing sorting process. The final three numbers indicate where the package will be delivered.

The suffix number or code 001 is used by all primary post offices in all 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory. As an illustration, the postal code for the Garki HO in Abuja is 900001. The postal code with the lowest numerical value in Nigeria is 100001, located in Ikeja, Lagos Metropolitan, in Lagos. The postal code with the highest numerical value is 982112, located in Mbara, Vandeikya, in Benue.

Nigeria Postal Codes List by State

State Postcode LGA
Abia 440001 Umuahia
Adamawa 640001 Yola North
Akwa Ibom 520001 Uyo
Anambra 420001 Awka
Bauchi 740001 Bauchi
Bayelsa 561001 Yenegoa
Benue 970001 Makurdi
Borno 600001 Maiduguri
Cross River 540001 Calabar
Delta 320001 Asaba
Ebonyi 840001 Sokoto South
Edo 300001 Oredo
Ekiti 360001 Ado Ekiti
Enugu 400001 Enugu North
Gombe 760001 Gombe
Imo 460001 Owerri Municipal
Jigawa 720001 Dutse
Kaduna 800001 Kaduna North
Kano 700001 Nasarawa
Katsina 820001 Katsina
Kebbi 860001 Birnin Kebbi
Kogi 260001 Lokoja
Kwara 240001 Ilorin South
Lagos 100001 Ikeja
Nasarawa 962001 Nasarawa
Niger 920001 Bosso
Ogun 110001 Abeokuta South
Ondo 340001 Akure North
Osun 230001 Osogbo
Oyo 200001 Ibadan South West
Plateau 930001 Jos North
Rivers 500001 Port Harcourt
Sokoto 840001 Sokoto South
Taraba 660001 Jalingo
Yobe 620001 Damaturu
Zamfara 880001 Gusau
FCT 900001 Abuja Municipal

In many English-speaking nations, local addresses also include a postal code, a series of letters, numbers, and sometimes spaces or punctuation used to categorise mail. In the United States, residents employ a system of postal codes known as ZIP codes. The United States Postal Service (USPS) uses ZIP Codes to deliver mail to addresses across the country. Postcode is the equivalent of a ZIP Code in Nigeria. The six-digit code used for Nigerian postcodes is a unique identifier. In Nigeria, the postal codes range from 100001 (Ikeja) in Lagos to 982112 (Mbara, Vandeikya) in Benue State. +234 is a Nigerian international dialling code, not a postal code. The ZIP code 23401 is not valid in Nigeria. Still curious? Look up the postal code in Nigeria on the government’s website.

Key Facts About Nigeria

Country Nigeria
Postal Code 100001 – 982112 (Lagos – Benue)
Capital Abuja
Largest city Lagos
ISO 3166 Code NG
Calling Code +234
Internet TLD .ng
Currency Naira (₦) (NGN)
Time Zone UTC+01:00 (WAT)