Everything You Need To Know About Nigerian Postal services

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With the emergence of electronic mails, postal services in Nigeria seem to be fading away. Nevertheless, a lot of people still use the post office either to send and receive documents and packages within and outside the country. Furthermore, foreign online shopping sites, Schools abroad and organizations alike require postal codes. Unlike private courier services like DHL, FedEx and the likes, Nigerian post services are more affordable although they seem to take a longer time to deliver.

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Postal codes, Zip codes or postcodes refers to series of letters or digits or both, included in a postal address for the purpose of sorting mails.

Nigerian Postal Service

Established by the colonial masters in 1852, The Nigerian postal service (NIPOST) dates back to the 19th Century. Government-owned and operated corporation, NIPOST provides postal administration and services to Nigerians. There are over 5000 running post offices with more than 20,000 employees hence its wide coverage.

The Nigerian Postal office provides services like

  • Mail services
  • Counter services
  • Private mail bag
  • Special delivery
  • Financial services
  • Postal media

NIPOST divides the country into 9 regions which makes up the first digit of the code. The second and third digits combined with the first are the dispatch district for outgoing sortings. The last 3 digits represent the delivery locations- post office facility, rural area or an urban area. The postal head office has their postal code ending with 0001. The  Abuja has a postal code 900001, Lagos 100001 and Port Harcourt 500001.

Every local government in each state have Post offices.

STATE POST OFFICE ADDRESS
LagosYABAYaba commercial Avenue, Beside Sabo Market.
SURULEREPost Office Akerele street.
ISOLO4, Iyana Isolo Road
VICTORIA ISLANDCorner of Adeola Odeku and Ologun Agbaye Street VI.
FALOMO235, Falomo Road, Ikoyi.
KETUAliu Ln, Ikosi Ketu.
IKEJAEMS?Speedpost Corporate Headquarters
8 Mobolaji Bank Anthony way, Ikeja
MARINAGeneral Post Office
GPO building, Marina Street.
Abuja
GARKINIPOST Corporate Headquarters
Abubakar Musa Argungu House Plot 1279 Muhammadu Buhari way.
ZONE 3Bamenda Crescent Wuse.
KARUZumunta Road, Karu Village, Karu.
GARKI 112 Imo Street. Garki 1.
GARKI CORPORATE OFFICEOlusegun Obasanjo/Moshood Abiola way, Area 10, Garki.
Rivers
WOJI12 Post office road, Trans-Amadi Layout Road
UNIPORTChoba Park Uniport.
INDUSTRIAL LAYOUT280 Trans-Amadi Industrial Layout Road.

Postal Regions and Their States

REGION 1

With a postal code 100001, Lagos is the leading State in this region as well as Ogun state with postal code 110001.

REGION 2

Headed by Oyo State with postal code 200001, It has other states Kogi, Kwara and Osun State.

REGION 3

The lead dispatch district for this region is Edo State (300001) with states like Delta, Ondo, and Yobe.

REGION 4

This region consists of Enugu (400001), Abia, Anambra, and Imo State.

REGION 5

Rivers (500001), Akwa Ibom and Cross River State.

REGION 6

Borno with postal code 600001, Adamawa and Taraba State.

REGION 7

Kano 700001, Bauchi and Jigawa State.

REGION 8

Kaduna 800001, Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto and Ebonyi State.

REGION 9

Federal Capital Territory (Abuja) 900001, Niger and Plateau State.

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States And Their Postal codes

STATESPOSTAL CODES
Abuja900001
Abia440001
Adamawa640001
Akwa Ibom520001
Anambra420001
Bauchi740001
Borno600001
Cross River540001
Delta320001
Edo300001
Enugu400001
Ebonyi840001
Imo460001
Jigawa720001
Kano700001
Kaduna800001
Katsina820001
Kebbi860001
Kogi260001
Kwara240001
Lagos (Island)101001
Lagos(Mainland)100001
Niger920001
Ogun110001
Ondo340001
Osun230001
Oyo200001
Plateau930001
Rivers500001
Sokoto840001
Taraba660001
Yobe320001

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