Naija Zip Code List of All the States
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The postal code in Nigeria is a special set of numbers that helps the post office organize and deliver mail more easily. It helps post offices sort lots of letters and packages quickly by telling them where each piece of mail needs to go. The code also makes it easier to locate where someone lives because each code is linked to a specific area. It is also useful when you buy things online, as the postal code is used to make sure your items get to you at the right address.
In Nigeria, we use a 6-digit postal code system organized by region. There are nine regions in the country, and each region is represented by the first digit of the postal code. Contrary to some other countries, our codes consist of only numbers.
Here’s how it is arranged:
- The first digit represents the region.
- The remaining three digits are determined by your local post office.
This system helps organize mail efficiently. Below, you’ll find a list of all the states in Nigeria, along with their general/central post office addresses and respective postal codes.
|S/N||States||General Post Office||Postal/Zip Code|
|1||Abia||General Post Office, Asa Road, Aba||440001|
|2||Adamawa||47 Ahmadu Bello Road, Jimeta, Jimeta||640001|
|3||Akwa Ibom||Ibom Plaza Bypass Rd., Uyo||520001|
|4||Anambra||Iboku Street, GRA, Onitsha||420001|
|5||Bauchi||Wunti Roundabout, Bauchi||740001|
|6||Bayelsa||4 Hospital Road, Yenagoa||561001|
|7||Benue||OPP. Min. Of Works HQtrs Banks Road Makurdi||970001|
|8||Borno||Jos Road, Maiduguri||600001|
|9||Cross River||Calabar Rd., Henshaw Town, Calabar||540001|
|10||Delta||Okere Road, Warri||320001|
|11||Ebonyi||Water Works Rd. Abakaliki||840001|
|12||Edo||Airport Road, Benin||300001|
|14||Enugu||33 Ogui Rd., Achara, Enugu||400001|
|15||Gombe||Nipost Adject APC Square, 760001, Gombe||760001|
|16||Imo||21 Douglas Rd., 460281, Owerri||60001|
|18||Kaduna||1 Yakubu Gowon Way, Sabon Gari||700001|
|19||Kano||Post Office Rd., Fagge||800001|
|20||Katsina||IBB Way, Kastina||820001|
|21||Kebbi||Sanetech Nigeria Enterprises, Tsohuwar Mayanka, along Badariya Area||860001|
|22||Kogi||Hassan Usman Katsina Road/Government House Road, Off Zone 8||260001|
|23||Kwara||Oko Erin, Kwara||240001|
|24||Lagos||GPO Building, Marina St, Lagos Island, Lagos||100001|
|26||Niger||ohammed Road, Minna 920101, Minna||920001|
|27||Ogun||Sapon, Kemta, Abeokuta,||110001|
|28||Ondo||Deji’s Palace Rd., Akure||340001|
|29||Osun||Ilesha Road, Osogbo||230001|
|30||Oyo||Saki-Iseyin Road, Iseyin||200001|
|31||Plateau||1 Ahmadu Bello Way||930001|
|32||Rivers||Azikiwe Rd., Old Port Harcourt Twp., Port Harcourt||500001|
|33||Sokoto||Maiduguri Rd., Mabera||840001|
|34||Taraba||4 Loddo St, 660213, Jalingo||660001|
|36||Zamfara||Gusau, the state Capital||860001|
|FCT, Abuja Capital Territory||Abubakar Musa Argungu House, Plot 1279|
Muhammadu Buhari Way, PMB 12537,
1279 Mohammadu Buhari Way
Zip Code and Postal Code in Nigeria
In Nigeria, the term used is “postal code” rather than “ZIP code.” The postal code system in Nigeria is organized by region and is used for mail sorting and delivery within the country.
So, to clarify, in Nigeria, it’s referred to as a “postal code,” not a “ZIP code,” and using the correct local postal code ensures the proper delivery of your mail within the country.
Also, the number “234” is not a postal code for Nigeria; it is the international dialing code for Nigerian phone numbers. People sometimes mistakenly use it as a ZIP or postal code, but that’s inaccurate.
How to Receive a Package Sent to You in Nigeria
To receive a package in Nigeria, you can follow these steps:
1. Know the Courier Service
Find out which courier service is handling the delivery. Common international courier services include DHL, FedEx, UPS, and others. The sender should provide you with a tracking number that you can use to monitor the package’s progress.
2. Contact the Local Office
Once you know the courier service, contact their local office in Nigeria. You can usually find contact information on their website or through a customer service hotline. Inquire about the status of your package and any additional information needed for delivery.
3. Customs Clearance
If the package is coming from abroad, it may go through customs. Check with the courier service or local customs office to see if there are any customs duties or taxes you need to pay for the release of your package. Be prepared to provide the necessary documentation for customs clearance.
4. Address Format
Ensure that the address on the package is correctly formatted. The recipient’s name, house number, street number, city, postal code, and country should be indicated. This helps in the smooth processing and delivery of the package.
5. Payment, if Required
In some cases, you may need to pay customs duties, taxes, or other fees to receive your package. Clarify with the courier service if any payments are due and the accepted payment methods.
Regarding the ZIP/Postal Code for Nigeria, it’s important to note that Nigeria uses postal codes, not ZIP codes. The Nigerian postal code is a six-digit numeric code. The first digit represents the region, the second and third digits represent the dispatch district, and the last three digits are for delivery. You can find the correct postal code for your specific location by checking online resources like NgnPostal.com or the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST).