Two-letter State Abbreviations in Nigeria

Common Piping Abbreviations (PDF)
Common Piping Abbreviations (PDF)

Last updated on November 3rd, 2022 at 01:10 pm

Nigeria is made up of 36 states. The states are politically and geographically divided into six geo-political zones. Worthy of note is that the states have unique two-letter abbreviations associated with each of them.

For instance, there are some online forms that only use Nigeria’s state abbreviations, you have the know them to know the one that is associated with your state.

For instance, LA is associated with Lagos state; OS is for Osun State; OY is for Oyo State; SO is applicable to Sokoto State, and RI is for Rivers state.

Apart from the states’ abbreviations, Nigeria’s two-letter abbreviation is NG, which is known as its international abbreviation, and all countries have one.

Nigerian States Abbreviations

Below is the alphabetical order of states in Nigeria and the 2-letter associated with them, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja:

StatesTwo-letter AbbreviationsCapital
AbiaABUmuhia
AdamawaADYola
Akwa IbomAKUyo
AnambraANAwka
BauchiBABauchi
BayelsaBYYenagoa
BenueBEMakurdi
BornoBOMaiduguri
Cross RiverCRCalabar
DeltaDEAsaba
EbonyiEBAbakaliki
EdoEDBenin City
EkitiEKAdo-Ekiti
EnuguENEnugu
GombeGOGombe
ImoIMOwerri
JigawaJIDutse
KadunaKDKaduna
KanoKNKano
KatsinaKTKatsina
KebbiKEBirnin Kebbi
KogiKOLokoja
KwaraKWIlorin
LagosLAIkeja
NasarawaNALafia
NigerNIMinna
OgunOGAbeokuta
OndoONAkure
OsunOSOsogbo
OyoOYIbadan
PlateauPLJos
RiversRIPort Harcourt
SokotoSOSokoto
TarabaTAJalingo
YobeYODamaturu
ZamfaraZAGusau
Federal Capital TerritoryFCAbuja

The above states are divided into six geo-political zones by the regime of Gen. Sani Abacha (late). The zones are:

  1. North Central: BE, KO, KW, NA, NI, PL, FC
  2. North East: BO, GO, AD, YO, BA, TA
  3. North West: JI, KD, KN, KT, KE, SO, ZA
  4. South: DE, AK, ED, BY, CR, RI
  5. South East: EB, AB, AN, IM, EN
  6. South West: OS, EK, LA, ON, OY, OG
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