Nigeria Zip Codes contains the country’s regional code names.. The Nigerian Postal Service has divided the country into nine regions with each regional code making up the…
Brief History Of the Nigeria Zip Codes
Nigeria is divide(d) into six geopolitical zones with each zone sharing the same ethnicity and background, cultural practices and history.
The geopolitical zones have helped in effective allocation of resources by the government and was created during the reign of President Ibrahim Babangida.
The Six geo-political zones in Nigeria:
The federal republic of Nigeria is divide(d) into six geo-political zones, which includes;
North East region:
It comprises mainly of the Kanuri ethnic group and has six states; Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, and Yobe.
North West region:
It comprises mainly of the Hausa Fulani ethnic group and has seven states; Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, and Zamfara.
The North Central region:
It is also known as the middle belt and has the largest number of states. It is made up of mainly the Tiv ethnic group and has seven states; Federal Capital Territory Benue, Kogi, Kwara, Nassarawa, Niger, and Plateau.
South East region:
It comprises mainly of the Igbo ethnic group and has the least number of states, five states are in South East region; Abia, Anambra, Enugu, Ebonyi, and Imo.
The South South region:
It comprises mainly of the Ijaw ethnic group and has six states; Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River state, Delta, Edo, and Rivers.
South West region:
However, the last but not the least geopolitical zone, is the South West region which is mainly dominated by the Yoruba tribes.
Six states in the South West region of Nigeria and these are; Ekiti, Oyo, Ogun, Lagos, Osun and Ondo. In Nigeria there are no ZIP codes, ZIP codes are only use(d) and available in the United States of America.
In the country instead, they use postal codes for different states, depending on the state that you are located when required to give a ZIP code just give the postal code of the particular state you stay.
The Essence Of The Nigeria Zip Codes:
The Nigerian Postal Service has divided the country into nine regions with each regional code making up the first digit of the region’s postal code;
- Postal codes in Nigeria are made up of six numeric digits, the first digit is the regional code with the last three digits representing the delivery location mostly a post office or an urban area.
- The postal codes help for easy identification of any region in Nigeria, which is used in filling of online forms.
Lagos has the lowest postal code 100001. The main postal head office in each region in Nigeria has a postal code ending with 0001.