Postal codes help direct the post office to the particular location where mails, packages, or parcels are delivered. Although postal codes can also be referred to as Zip Code – this term is only common in the United States. However, both terms generally refer to the same thing and they are used mainly to ensure the proper delivery of parcels to their rightful owners.
In Nigeria, these postal codes are generally a unique string of 6 digits numbers given by NIPOST, the Nigerian Postal Service. The first digit of the code represents one of the nine regions that NIPOST has divided the county into. The number 9 is the assigned number for the region where Abuja is located.
The Classification Of Post Codes in Abuja
Abuja is the 9th region, according to how NIPOST has divided the country. For this, the number 9 is the officially assigned number to the Federal Capital Territory. This number, together with the second and third digits out of the standard six digits postal code, represents the regional numbers (the dispatch district for the outgoing sorting).
The remaining 3 digits represent the delivery location (the area or the post office to receive the package). However, the main postal head office in each region of the state will have a postal code that ends in 0001. For example, Garki Main Head Office in Abuja has the postal code 900001.
This means that the different locations within the state have different combinations of the last five digits. This is with respect to their area councils, districts, and towns. If you don’t have the correct Abuja postal codes and use the wrong one, the parcel will be sent to another location and delays will be experienced.
What Are The Area Council Divisions/Local Government Areas in Abuja
Abuja has 6 local government areas with several districts distributed among them in no particular proportion. Several villages and streets are also located in each of these area councils. The area councils in the FCT are:
- Abuja Municipal Area Council
How Many Districts Are In Abuja?
The city of Abuja is actually divided into Phases and under these Phases, there are over 25 known districts. Some of the notable districts include:
- Central business district
- Three arms zone
Note: Some of these districts are further downsized into zones or smaller areas.
Comprehensive List Of The Postal Codes For All The Regions In Abuja
Here is a complete list of the postal codes for the regions/districts in Abuja and the areas under each of them:
Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC)
This local government area consists of various districts and areas which have unique postal codes. Below are the regions in the AMAC with their areas and respective postal codes:
1. Central Business District (Postcode: 900211)
This region is found in Abuja Municipal Area Council and it consists of various locations which include: 2nd Avenue, 3rd Avenue, 4th Avenue, Ahmadu Bello Way, Constitution Road, Hospital Avenue, Independence Avenue, Inner Express (N) Way, Mohammed Buhari Way, North Transit Way, Northern Express Way, Olusegun Obasanjo Way, Shehu Shagari Way, South Transit Way and Tafawa Balewa Way.
Note: All the locations in Central Business District make use of the same postcode – 900211
2. Asokoro (Postcode: 900231)
Asokoro is a district that is found in the Abuja Municipal Area Council and it has different locations. They include Ajayi Crowder St., Akenzua St. 900231, Ali Akihi Cr., Anwar Sadat St., Dennis Osadebe St., El-Emi St., Gandhi St., Ibrahim Taiwo St., Jesse Jackson St., Jimmy Cater St., King Faisal St., Kofo Abayomi St., Maitama Sule St., Malcolm Fraser St.,
Margret Thatcher St., Martin Luther Cr., and Modibo Adana Cr. amongst several others.
Note: All the locations in Asokoro make use of the same postal code – 900231
This district is located at the southwest corner of the FCT, with the Central District to the north and the Asokoro District to the east. Several prestigious offices like the General Post office and the Federal Secretariat Complex are located in this district. The Garki District is also split into several areas that make use of varying codes which include:
- Garki, Area 1, Post Code: 900241
- Garki, Area 2, Post Code: 900242
- Garki, Area 3, Postcode: 900243
- Garki, Area 7, Postcode: 900244
- Garki, Area 8, Postcode: 900245
- Garki, Area 10, Postcode: 900246
- Garki, Area 11, Postcode: 900247
- Garki rural areas, Postcode: 900104
4. Gui (Postcode: 900105)
All the different areas in Gui use the same postcode and a few examples of these areas are Barowa, Dandi, Dodo, Gbenduniya, Gora, Gosa, Gud Pasali, Gwako, Iddo Maaji, Iddo Pada, Iddo Sabo Koloke, Makana, Makanima, Nuwalogye, Sauka, Takilogo, Toge, Tunga Kwaso, Tungan Wakili Isa, and Zamani amongst others.
5. Gwagwa (Postcode: 900106)
All the areas located in Gwagwa use the same postcode, and a few examples of such areas include Bagusa, Dei-die, Filin Dabo I & II, Gwagwa, Kaba, Kagini, Karsana I, II & III respectively, Saburi I & II respectively, Tasha, and Zaudna amongst several others.
6. Gwarinpa (Postcode: 900108)
All areas in Gwarinpa make use of the same postcode and examples of areas in Gwarinpa are Gwarinpa Fed. Housing, Gwarinpa Life Camp, Gwarinpa Village, Kado Federal Housing, Kado Village, Katampe, Kuchigoro, Mabushi, and Utako.
7. Jiwa (Postcode: 900102)
This region is also located in the Abuja Municipal Area Council and all the areas that are found in Jiwa make use of the same postcode. Some examples of locations in Jiwa are Basan Jiwa, Hulumi, Idu, Idu Gwari, Jiwa, Karmo Sabo, Karmo Tsoho, Paipe, Tungan Dallatu, and Zhidu.
8. Kabusa (Postcode: 900107)
Some examples of areas in Kabusa are Aleyita, Dogori Gada, Galadimawa, Kabusa, Lokogoma, Lugbe, Piwoyi, Pykasa, Sabon Lugbe, Sheretti, Takushara, Wani, and Zhidu. The same postcode applies to all the areas in Kabusa.
9. Karshi (Postcode: 900101)
Some examples of areas in Karshi are Damakasa, Damakusa, Gidan Boyi, Gidan Kaka, Karshi, Kupayi Kutasa, Odu, Tunga, Ugamada, Ungwan Tiv. The post code remains the same for every location in this area.
10. Karu (Postcode: 900110)
All locations in this district use the same postcode. Some examples of the areas in this region are Jikoyi, Karu Site (FHA), and Karu Village.
11. Maitama (Postcode: 900271)
Maitama is located in the North of the FCT and is bounded by the Wuse District at the Southwest side and Central Districts at the Southeast side. Some examples of the streets that could be found in Maitama are Amsterdam Street, Akore Crescent, Aguyi Ironsi Street, Amsterdam Street, Alvan Ikoko Way, Barawa Street, Batanji Crescent, Cuito Street, Komoe Crescent, Limpopo Street, Lake Chad Crescent, Madeira Street, Ngadda Crescent, Nue Street, Ona Crescent, Ofiki Street, and Ontario Crescent amongst others.
Note: All of the locations in Maitama use the same postcode.
12. Orozo (Postcode: 900109)
All the areas in Orozo in AMAC also make use of the same postcode. Some examples of the areas in Orozo are Angwan Sako, Anka, Badna, Chori Bisa, Gidan Mangoro, Gugugu, Kpepegyi, Kurudu, Kurudu Gwandara, Kwoi, Madalla, Munapeyi Kasa, Munapeyi Sama, Orozo I & II respectively, Sabon Gari, and Wowo amongst others.
13. Nyanya (Postcode: 900103)
All the areas here use the same postcode. Some examples of the places here are Angawa Bawa, Gbagarape, Kugbo, Nyanya Site-Area A-F, Nyanya Village/Gwandara, Nyanya Village/Gwari.
14. Three Arms Zone (Postcode: 900211)
All the areas in this region use the same postcode. Some examples are Alvan Ikoku Way, Asokoro Avenue, Maitama Avenue, Mississippi Str., Southern-Nothern Express Way, Shehu Shagari Way (S), Tigris Crescent, Thames Street, Yedsebam Street, and Zambezi Crescent.
This is the Northwestern part of the city bounded by the Maitama district to the North and the Central District to the South. Some interesting things about Wuse are that its market is the principal market for the entire AMAC, also the second most important post office in the city could also be found here.
Like Garki, Wuse is also split into several zones and each zone has its unique postcode which are:
- Wuse, Zone 1, postcode: 900281
- Wuse, Zone 2, postcode: 900282
- Wuse, Zone 3, postcode: 900283
- Wuse, Zone 4, postcode: 900284
- Wuse, Zone 5, postcode: 900285
- Wuse, Zone 6, postcode: 900286
- Wuse, Zone 7, postcode: 900287
- Wuse II, postcode: 900299
This is an area council/local government located in the Federal Capital Territory that is split into smaller areas, but not as much as the Abuja Municipal Area Council. The 2 major zones in this region are Abaji and Yaba – they have distinct postal codes which are:
1. Abaji (postcode: 905101)
Some of the areas in this region include Agyana, Bago, Dapala, Gbogbogo, Kebba, Manderegi,Nahalati Sabo, Nuku, and Panagana.
2. Yaba (postcode: 905102)
Examples of areas under Yaba are Afo, Akori, Bezi, Bazi-Bezi, Busga, Chakun, Chundugo, Dara, Domi, Dum,Madechi, Ekki, Fakon Tando, Gadabiri, Gari, Gwanda, Kufako. Kwago, LafiaYabo, Managi, Nadichi, Nassarwa, Nowog, Nyembo, and Pako Base.
Bwari is one of the local government areas in Abuja and the only district in this LGA is also called Bwari. The region makes use of the postcode 901101 for all the areas under it. Some examples of ares under Bwari are Bazango Bwari, Bunko, Byazhi, Chikale, Dankoru, Dauda, Donabayi, Duba, Dutse Alhaji, Gaba, Galuwyi, Gidan Babachi, Gidan Baushe, Gidan Karawa, Kasaru, Katampe, Kawadashi, Kawu, Kuduru, Kurumin Daudu, Kute, and Kwabwure amongst others.
This is also another area council/local government area in the federal capital territory, and all the districts here use the same postcode which is 902101. Some examples of the locations in this region include Akyakyata, Alu wamo, Anguwar Hausawa, Anguwar Sarki, Atopi, Auguwar-Madaki, Bargada Bassa, Biyu, Boka, Chaboda, Chitumu, Chzako, Dabagayi, Dada, Dada Gongo, Dadabiri Damin Kara, Dawaki, Didan Tujura, Diko, Dikwa Gwari, Doruwa, Eabodo, and Garin Godoso amongst several others.
This particular area council is split into two districts and each has its own postcode which are as follows:
1. Kuje (postcode: 903101)
All the areas found in the Kuje district make use of the same postcode. Some of these areas are Achmbi, Aduga, Agwai, Atsauna, Baban Kurmi, Bamishi, Barayi Pada, Bugako, Chegasu, Chibiri, Chida, Chukuku, Dafara, Damakusa, Damangata, Dibe Pada, Dubia, Dudagwari Yamma, Dude, Duma, Duriya, Fafere Tsolo, Gafere Sabo, Ganagu Sabo, Ganaju Sabo, Gando, Gaube, Gawu, Gbebasa, and Genge-Pada.
2. Rubbochi (postcode: 903102)
Like in Kuje region, all the areas that are found in Rubbochi make use of the same postal code allocated to the district. Some of the areas in the district include Adegbe, Affa, Ahinza, Bida, Buga, Darika, Dnago, Gabiya, Gombe, Gova, Gudun Karya, Gwagwada, Gyana, Huni- Gade, Kujekwa, Kule, Kutunbwa, Mabamade, Munu, Odun Kasa, Perri, Rubatu, Rubbochi, Rugese, Sungba, Tika, Tuturutu, Ukya, Ungwar-Madaki, Yaba, Yewusa, Zagabutu, Zoge, and Zokutu.
This is another area council/LGA in Abuja and it is divided into 9 districts, namely Dafa, Ashara, Yebu, Wako, Pai, Kwali, Kilankwa, Gumbo, and Yangoji. These different districts also have their own unique codes. Below is an outline of these areas in these districts and their postal code:
1. Ashara (postcode: 904108)
Examples of areas under this district are Ahuwye, Akapo, Angun Tunga, Angun Woji Woji, Ashara, Bassoni, Chekanci, Daganaruwa Bassa, Damakusa Gwari, Daniwayo, Eke, Gomani, Gorgbe, Gulo, Gwaji, Gwan auta, Huton, Kona Mada, Kpessili, Kukka, Kukka Bushe, Kunguni, Maikwari, Mumun, Nboni, Nzakpara, Pukafa, Rarra, Riwaza, Sabo Gari Gurara, Sadaba, Sharra, T. Sarki, Takuro Mallan, Tekpesse, and Tudu Wada Mangu
2. Dafa (postcode: 904102)
Some examples of areas under this district are: Azaya, Dafa, Dafa Sabo, Galo, Gugwa, Kangon Adamu, Kpewuye, Kye, Tungan Gani, Tungan Guli, and Tungan Tofa
3. Gumbo (postcode: 904107)
Examples of areas that are found in Gumbo include Anini, Elle, Gidan Makaniki, Gumbo, Kamadi, Kwaita Hausa, Lukoda, Piri, Shepikati, Tusun Fulani, and Tutubwa
4. Kilankwa (postcode: 904104)
Some examples of areas under this district include Chukuku, Kilankwa I & II respectively, Petti, Sheda Galadima, and Sheda Sarki
5. Kwali (postcode: 904105)
Some examples of areas in the Kwali district include Bonugo, Dafara, Ebo, Farakuti, Farakuti I & II respectively, Fulani, Kigbe, Koda, Kwaida Tsoho, Kwaita Sabo, Kwali, Lambata, Police Barracks, Rugan Mal. Idris, Rugan Rabo, Sarki, and Yambabu.
6. Pai (postcode: 904101)
Examples include Bako, Bobota, Ceceyi, Kuti Chichi, Leleyi, Leleyi Bassa, Pai Fulani, Pai Gwari, Tatu, and Takurwa.
7. Wako (postcode: 904109)
Example of some areas here are Anguwar Baushe, Awawa, Bukpe, Chida, Dangara, Dapa, Gadabiyu, Kibuyi, Sa’adu, Ubo Saidu, Wako, and Yewuti.
8. Yangoji (postcode: 904103)
Some areas in this district are Adadu I & II respectively, Bwoto, Daka, Ijah Dabuta, Ijah Sarki, Koroki, Nitse, Sukuku, Tampe, and Yangoji
9. Yebu (postcode: 904106)
Some examples of areas here include Ebo, Kigbe, and Yebu.