Nigeria Postal Code | Nigeria ZIP Code, for Head Post Offices. (All 36 States)4 min read

Postal Code for Nigeria States - Head Post Offices for the 36 State

Nigeria Postal Code | Nigeria ZIP Code, for Head Post Offices. (All 36 States).

Please Note: Nigeria Postal Code is equivalent to Nigeria ZIP Code. That’s because ZIP code is a United State term for what we call Postal Code in Nigeria.

Please note that the postal codes below are for the Head Post offices for the 36 Nigeria states. This can be useful if you need to trace your letter.

All NIPOST and EMS parcels and delivery’s entering a state would usually arrive at this Head Post Office.

That’s where the parcels and delivery’s are been collated before they are been sent out to the the Local government areas and street postal addresses.

I hope you get how the NIPOST and EMS mail and parcel routing works now?

So know when to use these Head office Postal Code for Nigeria States.

If you don’t want your parcel/EMS mailed to the post office headquarters in your state, then click on your preferred state on the list below — to find the postal code assigned to your LGA.

State / CapitalPostal Code / Zip Code
Abia, Umahia440001
Adamawa, Yola640001
Akwa Ibom, Uyo520001
Anambra, Akwa420001
Bauchi, Bauchi740001
Benue, Makurdi970101
Bornu, Maiduguri600001
Delta, Asaba320001
Ebonyi, Abakaliki840001
Edo, Benin City300001
Enugu, Enugu400001
Imo, Owerri460001
Jigawa, Duste720001
Kaduna, Kaduna700001
Kano, Kano800001
Katsina, Katsina820001
Kebbi, Birnin Kebbi860001
Kogi, Lokoja260001
Kwara, Ilorin240001
Lagos, Mainland100001
Lagos, Island101001
Nasarawa, Lafia950101
Niger, Minna920001
Ogun, Abeokuta110001
Ondo, Akure340001
Osun, Osogbo230001
Oyo, Ibadan200001
Plateau, Jos930001
Rivers, Port-harcourt500001
Sokoto, Sokoto840001
Taraba, Jalingo660001
Yobe, Damaturu320001
Zamfara, Gusau (Emir’s Palace)860211
Abuja, FCT (Garki post office)900001
  • Ekiti — Ado Ekiti — 360001
  • Bayelsa — Yenagoa — 560001



Uses of the Head Post Offices Postal Codes

  • You can have your parcels delivered to the postal head office — when your letter arrives, go pick it up.
  • Secondly, you can go to the Head postal offices to check status of your parcels.

What is Postal Code and How is it made?

The rise of shipment and postal services in Nigeria is rising. The impact of the internet cannot me under quantified in this. People fill forms online, people expect parcels. And so the demand for accurate postal address is increasing.

Do I need Postal Address for FedEx, DHL, etc?

Premium couriers and delivery companies like FedEx, DHL, UPS. DPD etc. — would deliver your mails/items to your doorstep, as long as you make a proper description. They usually require a Landmark — i.e. a popular figure site or reference in your area. That what those premium coriers and delivery companies require in order to deliver your items to your door steps. And even when they can’t locate your houes — they would give you a phone call. And in that case, you could arrange to meet them up.

So — Do I need Postal Address for FedEx, DHL,?

Answer is — NO!

Do I need postal code for NIPOST, and EMS in Nigeria?

YES – that’s why this post matters.

if you need to receive a delivery via NIPOST or EMS, then you must have to provide a valid and correct Postal Address. If you don’t get your Postal address correctly with your NIPOST and EMS delivery packages, you may expect to experience delay in delivery

That’s why this list of Nigeria Postal Codes matters.

What is Postal Code?

“Postal codes” in Nigeria refers to numeric numbers, which consists of six digits. e.g. 900001.

Postal codes in Nigeria are issued by NIPOST. NIPOST was coined from Nigerian Postal Service. NIPOST divides Nigeria into nine regions. That is what makes up the first digit of the Postal Codes in Nigeria.

Combination of the Second and third digits, with the first are the dispatch district for outgoing sorting. e.g. 900001 The last three digits of the Nigerian Postal Code represents the delivery location. e.g. 900001A delivery location can be either of the following; a post office facility, an urban area, or a rural area.

What is the difference between Nigeria Postal Code and Nigeria ZIP Code?

This is the way it works — ZIP Code is a United States terms, — While Postal Code is the Nigeria term. So in a United States context — it would be Nigeria ZIP code, while in a Nigeria context — it would be Nigeria postal code.

However — take note that ZIP code and Postal code means the same context. It means that in the United States, it’s called ZIP code, while in Nigeria it’s called Postal Code.

ZIP Code is the postal code used by the United States Postal Service (USPS) in a system it introduced in 1963″



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