If you’ve been confused for some time about what the correct Nigeria ZIP code and Nigerian postal code is, then this post is for you, as it gives some clarification.
For your information, ZIP (Zone Improvement Plan) codes apply ONLY to the United States. The US does not regard postal codes from other countries as “ZIP” codes.
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.
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.
Nigerian ZIP code Form Filling Guide
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.
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.)
Do you want to know the Nigeria zip code? If yes, then you are in the right place. In this article, i will attempt to present you with the list of Nigeria zip codes, which will be organized on state by state bases.
A lot of reasons accounts for why people, especially Nigerians often seek to know the zip codes of Nigeria and that of the other states that makes up the Nigerian state. Principal amongst the reason is the filling of online forms.
Most of the time, we are often required to provide Nigerian zip code when filling online forms. But the problem is that a lot of Nigerians don’t know what these codes look like. Hence, the need to fill this gap engendered the writing of this article. its out view that you will find it interesting.
Nigerian Zip Code vs Nigerian Postal Code
Please know that ZIP Codes are used in the United states alone. For other countries – Nigeria inclusive, the Postal code is used – Nigeria Postal codes. The code for Nigeria is 00176-0000.
The zip and postal codes are for same purpose – mailing.
If you put in a city as your city of residence and enter a Postal code that doesn’t match that city – you will get an error. It will interest you to note that, incorrect Nigeria Zip code can cause goods and mails to get missing or delay in delivery.
To help you avoid this in the future. I have compiled the list of all Nigeria Postal codes.
A ZIP Code is a postal code used by the United States Postal Service. It has been in use since 1963. ZIP is an acronym which simply means Zone Improvement Plan.
It is imperative to note that, Nigeria consists of six (6) geopolitical zones (North East, North West, North Central, South South, South East, and South West). This is the basic reason why the Nigerian Zip codes consist six numeric digits.
Is there a place you couldn’t find on my list? – I doubt there is.
But if there is, just use the comment section and I shall respond ASAP.
Locating Nigeria Postal Codes
There is a new platform online for searching for all Nigeria Postal codes. Two (2) simple steps are essential.
First, Click here to visit the NPS portal.
Thereafter, choose your state and town and your street. Your specific postal code will be shown to you.
Having problems using the platform above. Just use these Standard Postal Codes for all Nigerian States.
Goods will always be delivered to the Post Office at the State Capital.
Nigeria Zip Codes By State.
- Abuja 900001
- Abia 440001
- Adamawa 640001
- Akwa-Ibom 520001
- Anambra 420001
- Bauchi 740001
- Bayelsa 560001
- Benue 970001
- Borno 600001
- Delta 320001
- Ebonyi 840001
- Edo 300001
- Ekiti 360001
- Enugu 400001
- Gombe 760001
- Imo 460001
- Jigawa 720001
- Kano 700001
- Katsina 820001
- Kaduna 800001
- Kebbi 860001
- Kogi 260001
- Kwara 240001
- Lagos (Island) 101001
- Lagos (Mainland) 100001
- Nasarawa 950001
- Niger 920001
- Ogun 110001
- Ondo 340001
- Osun 230001
- Oyo 200001
- Plateau 930001
- Rivers 500001
- Sokoto 840001
- Taraba 660001
- Yobe 320001
- Zamfara 860001
USPS Zip Code for Nigeria
Nigeria uses postal codes.
If you do come across a form online requesting for your ZIP code;
This happens often with USPS – United States Postal Service. The USPS has codes for handling deliveries in overseas countries.
The code for Nigeria is 00176-0000
When filling an online form – and you’re required to key in your ZIP code, put in 110001 or 23401.