Nigeria Postal Codes (Zip Codes)

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For easy sorting and efficient mail delivery, a postal code is a series of numbers applied to a postal address. In Nigeria, the nation is restricted by a postal code into distinctive postcode zones, known as the district postal code.
The postal CodeCode of Nigeria has six digits. The dispatch part is represented by the first three digits, while the last three numbers reflect the delivery section.

We will respond to your question today if you have ever wondered what a postal code or Zip CodeCode is. We will address the postal codes of Nigeria (zip codes) in this article, explore the history and functions of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) and see the structure of Nigeria’s postal codes and mail delivery system.

We will also explain if there is a disparity between the postal CodeCode and the zip code, the Nigerian postal code list, and how to use the postal CodeCode to answer a letter and the Nigerian postal service postcode search system. Let us get started immediately.

History of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST)

The Nigerian postal service origin can be traced to 1852 when the British government opened the first post office in Nigeria. The British Post Office was based in Badagry, Epe, Ikorodu, Ijebu-Ode, Ibadan, and Abeokuta until 1898.



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As of 1906, there were 27 post offices, and in 1960, Nigeria had 1,000 postal agencies, ten sub-post offices, and 176 post offices at Independence.

After Independence, until January 1, 1985, the government-controlled NIPOST as a department. NIPOST joined the Department of Nigeria Telecommunications Limited (NITEL) after that date.

Later, NIPOST became an extra-ministerial department by decree No. 18 of 1987. NIPOST has over 20 000 staff and over 5 000 offices worldwide, according to Wikipedia.

Functions of NIPOST

Private Mailbox and Private Mail Bag Provision

Receiving, sorting, and distributing letters posted to recipients locally and globally on schedule.

Selling stamps and collecting the Federal Government’s postage duty

Granting permission to rural areas without a post office by the Postal Agency

For activities such as AGM, newsletters, and inquiry slips, bulk post services

Do post-Globally EMS Pace and Special delivery of parcel services

Composition of the Nigeria Postal Codes (zip codes)

Nigeria is split into nine postcode zones using the postcode system. Each postcode zone is represented by numbers one through nine, and the postcode is the first digit.

For instance, Lagos and Ogun states are number 1, and the states of Abuja, Niger, Nasarawa, and Benue are number 9.

A postcode region is also split into areas with postcodes, which are marked by a postcode. The Nigerian postcode completely encompasses all areas of the country’s territory.

NIPOST Mail-delivery system

Through the use of postal codes, NPOST adequately and securely provides emails in three ways. The delivery system for mail includes:

Mail collection to post offices and postal services (into mailboxes and private mail bags)

Delivery of mail by mail carriers to big towns

Mail delivery to remote areas.

Postal codes or zip codes from Nigeria; is there a difference?

The zip code is the same as the postal code. Instead of a postal code, the United States of America uses a ZIP code. Although, like Nigeria’s postal code, zip codes are unique digits that make it easy to sort and send emails.

Again, here’s what each letter stands for if you want to know what Zip means. “Z” stands for a zone, “I” stands for change, and “P” stands for strategy.

The next time you are online and file a form, remember that Nigeria’s postal code is the same as America’s ZIP code. Do not enter the phone code 234 and the imaginary numbers for Nigeria. Find out and use the same postal code for your state instead.

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