Full Nigeria Postal Code List for All 36 States (2024)

Postal codes play a crucial role in modern mail delivery systems, providing a precise address coding system that helps streamline the sorting and delivery of mail. In Nigeria, like in many countries, each state is assigned unique postal codes. Let’s explore the comprehensive list of postal codes across all 36 states of Nigeria.

Introduction to Nigeria Postal Codes

In Nigeria, postal codes are numerical codes assigned to geographical areas to simplify and accelerate mail delivery. These codes are essential for accurate addressing and efficient logistics.

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What are Postal Codes?

Postal codes, also known as ZIP codes or postcode, are alphanumeric or numeric codes assigned to specific geographical areas. They are used by postal services to facilitate the sorting and delivery of mail.

Importance of Postal Codes

Postal codes are crucial for ensuring that mail reaches its intended destination promptly and accurately. They help postal workers and courier services identify the exact location of the recipient.

Structure of Nigerian Postal Codes

Nigerian postal codes are structured hierarchically, with each code representing a specific area, ranging from large cities to small towns and rural communities.

List of Postal Codes by State

Here’s a detailed breakdown of postal codes across Nigeria’s 36 states:

North-Central States

  • Abuja: 900001
  • Benue: 970001
  • Kogi: 260001
  • Kwara: 240001
  • Nassarawa: 962001
  • Niger: 920001
  • Plateau: 930001

North-Eastern States

  • Adamawa: 640001
  • Bauchi: 740001
  • Borno: 600001
  • Gombe: 760001
  • Taraba: 660001
  • Yobe: 320001

North-Western States

  • Jigawa: 720001
  • Kaduna: 700001
  • Kano: 800001
  • Katsina: 820001
  • Kebbi: 860001
  • Sokoto: 840001
  • Zamfara: 860001

South-Eastern States

  • Abia: 440001
  • Anambra: 420001
  • Ebonyi: 840001
  • Enugu: 400001
  • Imo: 460001

South-South States

  • Akwa Ibom: 520001
  • Bayelsa: 561001
  • Cross River: 540001
  • Delta: 320001
  • Edo: 300001
  • Rivers: 500001

South-Western States

  • Ekiti: 360001
  • Lagos: 100001
  • Ogun: 110001
  • Ondo: 340001
  • Osun: 230001
  • Oyo: 200001

Understanding Nigeria’s postal codes is essential for anyone sending or receiving mail within the country. These codes ensure efficient mail delivery and help avoid delays or misdeliveries.

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