You should have had the cause to look for the zip codes of your state, city or street at one point in your life. If you have never been in this situation, you probably do not fill online forms much or you simply put whatever numbers in the text box. Some will just look for the phone code (23439 for Ogun State and 23401 for Lagos), and enter it wherever the form asks for Zip/Postal code.
Some do this out of ignorance because they really do not know what a zip code or a postal code is. Many people cannot differentiate between a Zip or Postal Code and Phone Code. Let me explain briefly.
What is a Zip or Postal Code?
Simply put, a postal code (known in various countries as a post code, postcode, or ZIP code in United States) is a series of letters and/or digits appended to a postal address for the purpose of sorting mail. It helps post offices to sort mails/parcels by state, cities and streets in order to make delivery easier and faster.
So, How Can I Get Postal Code For My City / Area In Nigeria?
Nigerian Postal Service has a web portal where you can go to and find all urban and rural zip or postal code as you may call it. This portal is very simple to use. Just like the screenshot above, all you have to do is:
1. Go to the Nigerian Post codes portal at www.nigeriapostcodes.com/
2. Choose if you want to search by Urban Location, Rural Location or Postal Facility (I am using the urban option)
3. Now choose your state from the drop-down
4. Choose your Town, then Area and lastly, Street
5. To get the code, click on the GET POSTCODE button
This will bring the postal code to you to copy. This is the code for your area or street, depending on what is written there.
For quick references, we have a list of Postcodes by states listed below for you.
Postal Code for Nigeria States
|Abuja 900001||Jigawa 720001||Osun 230001|
|Abia 440001||Kano 700001||Oyo 200001|
|Adamawa 640001||Kaduna 800001||Plateau 930001|
|Akwa-Ibom 520001||Katsina 820001||Rivers 500001|
|Anambra 420001||Kebbi 860001||Sokoto 840001|
|Bauchi 740001||Kogi 260001||Taraba 660001|
|Borno 600001||Kwara 240001||Yobe 320001|
|Delta 320001||Lagos (Island) 101001||Osun 230001|
|Ebonyi 840001||Lagos (Mainland) 100001||Oyo 200001|
|Edo 300001||Niger 920001||Plateau 930001|
|Enugu 400001||Ogun 110001||Rivers 500001|
|Imo 460001||Ondo 340001||Sokoto 840001|
This will be useful when you when you only need the code for states and don’t want to go searching for it. Mostly, you won’t need it for states but your street.