Nigeria postal codes are very important when sending a mail or receiving a delivery via any state here in the country. Postal codes also known as ZIP codes are not just numbers, but are numerically used as a map by a postman or a post office to get your deliveries to you. Knowing the postal codes of your state is very helpful as we would be sharing all the postal codes in Nigeria with you. Image: unsplash.com (modified by author) Source: UGC Postal codifications are also known as ZIP codes here in Nigeria, while many confuse themselves, just know that they both mean the same thing here in Nigeria is divided into six (6) geopolitical zones, which comprises the North Central (NC), North East (NE), North West (NW), South West (SW), South East (SE) and South (SS). Postal codes are also necessary when expecting goods from overseas, as they would be delivered due to the Postal code you indicate, so the six numeric numbers are relevant when sending or receiving mail. READ ALSO: Postal codes of Lagos State Here are the Lists of 36 States in Nigeria Postal Codes and Zip Codes including the F.C.T Abia State Postal Code & Zip – 440001 Adamawa State Postal Code & Zip – 640001 Akwa Ibom State Postal Code & Zip – 520001 Anambra State Postal Code & Zip – 420001 Bauchi State Postal Code & Zip – 740001 Bayelsa State Postal Code & Zip – 561001 Benue State Postal Code & Zip – 970001 Borno State Postal Code & Zip – 600001 Cross River State Postal Code & Zip – 540001 Delta State Postal Code & Zip – 320001 Ebonyi State Postal Code & Zip – 840001 Edo State Postal Code & Zip – 300001 Ekiti State Postal Code & Zip – 360001 Enugu State Postal Code & Zip – 400001 Gombe State Postal Code & Zip – 760001 Imo State Postal Code & Zip – 460001 Jigawa State Postal Code & Zip – 720001 Kaduna State Postal Code & Zip – 700001 Kano State Postal Code & Zip – 800001 Katsina State Postal Code & Zip – 820001 Kebbi State Postal Code & Zip – 860001 Kogi State Postal Code & Zip – 260001 Kwara State Postal Code & Zip – 240001 Lagos State (mainland/island) Postal Code & Zip – 100001/101001 Nasarawa State Postal Code & Zip – 962001 Niger State Postal Code & Zip – 920001 Ogun State Postal Code & Zip – 110001 Ondo State Postal Code & Zip – 340001 Osun State Postal Code & Zip – 230001 Oyo State Postal Code & Zip – 200001 Plateau State Postal Code & Zip – 930001 Rivers State Postal Code & Zip – 500001 Sokoto State Postal Code & Zip – 840001 Taraba State Postal Code & Zip – 660001 Yobe State Postal Code & Zip – 320001 Zamfara State Postal Code & Zip – 860001 How Do I Receive My Mail Using Nigeria Postal Codes? Image: Canva, Nipost Official (modified by author) Source: UGC Yes, you can receive mail using Nigeria postal codes or postcodes! Your mail is secured with NIPOST as delivery would be done according to your class of mail. Most people that got their mail missing or into the wrong location, was because they did not indicate their postal code properly. Mail however is said to be delivered according to your class of delivery. Conventional Mail These could be categorized based on the product delivery or other factors. They are as follows: First Class Mail: This is mail that demands faster service than regular mail and is subject to higher postage charges. Second Class Mail: This is mail that is given for free, with the exception of the postage charge, which is less than that of First Class Mail. Registered Mail: These are mail items that, due to their contents, require special treatment, such as Money Orders, Postal Orders, and Bank Drafts. In addition to the postage payment, there is an additional fee. How Can I Get My Mail Delivered After using Nigeria Postal Codes? Post Office Boxes: Postal Service boxes are available for rent at all post offices and sub-post offices across the country after completing the necessary forms and paperwork. The use of a post office box ensures the security, privacy, and convenience of mail pickup for consumers. Private Mail Bag: On request to the Postmaster in Charge of any post office, this service is offered. It is especially well suited to customers that get a big volume of mail (daily) and are willing to accept distribution at least once per day. Private mailbag users’ correspondence is also accessible for delivery/collection sooner than mail delivered by postmen. Special Delivery Service: It is a major support for businesses with a ‘PMB’ and a high amount of mail. NIPOST receives customers’ mail for their private mailbags on a regular basis and delivers it to their offices for a fee. Clients save time, money, and the infrastructure needed for mail collection and delivery using this service. Post Restante: It is a tool for people leaving their location and are expecting vital mail. Clients who were interested in receiving such messages could apply for “Post Restante” or “To be called for.” Verification of identity is also required to make sure that the mail is directed to the right person; the client should be able to specify from what region or district he expects the mail. If one decides to send for their mail, the messenger must have a documented authority to collect such letters in addition to being given the aforesaid information. Street Delivery: Mail is distributed by postal workers on a residence basis in street delivery. To a considerable measure, the success of this service is determined by how well a street is called and numbered. Services for Callers: Address information may claim their correspondence at the post office or postal agency during business hours when there is no residential delivery and they are unable to obtain a private box or private mailbox. Things You Should Note about Nigeria Postal Codes! Image: Canva (modified by author) Source: UGC ZIP codification stands for Z– Zone I– Improvement P– Plan Code Nigeria postcodes or Nigeria Postal Codes are made up of six digit numbers: The first three digits indicate a group of regional codes (district for outgoing sort) while the second three digits indicate a delivery address (urban region or post office).