What is Nigeria's Zip code?

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What is Nigeria's Zip code?
Posted on: December 24, 2017, 09:36:08 PM
Many Nigerians who orders goods from other countries are sometimes confused when filling delivery forms when they arrive the space for 'Zip code'. Some might know what a zip code is and it's full importance in the transaction but can't still figure out what on earth Nigeria's zip code is. Luckily this article is there to clear such doubt!

What is a zip code?

Zone Improvement Plan codes is a system of postal codes used by the US Postal Service(USPS). Zip codes as afore-mentioned are used for mailingg and delivery.

They are written in the format – XXXXX-YYYY like for instance, 25436-7543. The one who introduced Zip codes is Robert Moon – a postal worker. It was him who proposed to the US the new index system back in 1944.

One can easily see that Zip codes apply only to the US while other countries use postal codes but fortunately the USPS has codes for overseas countries which are used during delivery processes.  

Nigeria’s own zip code is 00176-0000.


Zip code is needed when filling out online forms. However many people probably from ignorance do it wrong. They fill the international dialing code - 234 as Nigeria Zip Code. It is incorrect!

Instead use these codes:

◆ 110001;
◆ 23401;
◆ 00176.
If not all, one of these codes should work.  

Nigerian National Postal codes

Nigeria Zip codes are organized by the Nigerian Postal Service. This is a list of all postal codes for different states in Nigeria:
1. Abuja postal code – 900001.
2. Abia Statepostal code – 440001
3. Adamawa State postal code – 640001
4. Akwa-Ibom State postal code – 520001
5. Anambra State postal code – 420001
6. Bauchi State postal code – 740001
7. Borno State postal code - 600001
8. Delta State postal code - 320001
9. Edo State postal code - 300001
10. Enugu State postal code - 400001
11. Imo State postal code - 460001
12. Jigawa State postal code - 720001
13. Kano State postal code - 700001
14. Kaduna State postal code - 800001
15. Katsina State postal code - 820001
16. Kebbi State postal code - 860001
17. Kogi State postal code - 260001
18. Kwara State postal code - 240001
19. Lagos (Island) postcode - 101001
20. Lagos State (Mainland) postal code - 100001
21. Niger State postal code - 920001
22. Ogun State postal code - 110001
23. Ondo State postal code - 340001
24. Osun State postal code - 230001
25. Oyo State postal code - 200001
26. Plateau State postal code - 930001
27. Rivers State postal code - 500001
28. Sokoto State postal code - 840001
29. Taraba State postal code - 660001
30. Yobe State postal code - 320001
31. Ebonyi State postal code - 840001

As an end note, double check these codes when filling forms to avoid errors!