Lagos State is divided into five administrative divisions, further divided into 20 local government areas or LGAs.
The State is located in the South-Western part of Nigeria, on Benin’s Bight’s narrow plain. Lying approximately on longitude 20 42’E and 32 2’E respectively, and between latitude 60 22’N and 60 2’N, Lagos State is bounded in the North and East by the Ogun State of Nigeria, in the West by the Republic of Benin, and stretches over 180 kilometers along the Guinea Coast of the Bight of Benin on the Atlantic Ocean. Its territorial extent and political jurisdiction encompass the city of Lagos and the four administrative divisions of Ikeja, Ikorodu, Epe, and Badagry collectively referred to as IBILE and covering an area of 358,862 hectares or 3,577 sq. km. which represents 0.4% of Nigeria’s territorial landmass of 923,773 sq. km.
In 2003, many of the existing 20 Lagos State Local Government areas were split for administrative purposes into Local Council Development Areas.
Lagos postal code or Lagos zip code, as some prefer to call it is a 6-digit number assigned by NIPOST to all the locations within Lagos.
The head post office in Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria, has a postal code, and so does every other location.
Since every location within Lagos state has its unique postcode, which is different from the one assigned to the head post office, it is important to use the one specific for your area.
In other words, you shouldn’t be searching for the Lagos State postal code but rather that of your exact district or town.
Lagos State has twenty (20) Local Government Areas (LGAs), and 4 among those 20 LGAs are classified under non-metropolitan Lagos State, while the other 16 make up the city of Lagos.
Our Lagos postal code will be structured according to those four non-metropolitan Lagos and Metropolitan Lagos.
See Postal Codes Below:
Metropolitan Lagos State postal code:
- Agege LGA Postal Code
- Alimosho LGA Postal Code
- Apapa LGA Postal Code
- Ifako-Ijaye LGA Postal Code
- Ikeja LGA Postal Code
- Kosofe LGA Postal Code
- Mushin LGA Postal Code
- Oshodi-Isolo LGA Postal Code
- Shomolu LGA Postal Code
- Eti-Osa LGA Postal Code
- Lagos Island LGA Postal Code
- Lagos Mainland LGA Postal Code
- Surulere LGA Postal Code
- Ojo LGA Postal Code
- Ajeromi-Ifelodun LGA Postal Code
- Amuwo-Odofin LGA Postal Code
Non-metropolitan Lagos State postal code:
The first sixteen of the 20 LGAs make up the Metropolitan Lagos, while the last four (Badagry, Ikorodu, Ibeju-Lekki, and Epe) make up the Lagos Peninsula. However, they remain part of the state and are not considered metropolitan.