Do you need to call Nigeria? Knowing that the Nigeria country code is 234 is your first step.
Read on to discover all the information you need to make a successful phone call to Nigeria.
How to Call Nigeria from Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
To call a telephone number in Nigeria from Dubai (United Arab Emirates):
- Dial the international call prefix. For calls from Dubai (United Arab Emirates), this is 00 (or ‘+’ from mobile phones).
- Dial the country code for Nigeria – 234.
- Dial the subscriber number, omitting the first zero if there is one.
Landlines – City/Area Codes in Nigeria
Landlines are quite rare in Nigeria. Most people use mobile telephones.
Area codes for a selection of cities in Nigeria are listed below:
- Aba – 82
- Abeokuta – 39
- Abuja – 9
- Ado Ekiti – 30
- Akure – 34
- Awka – 48
- Bauchi – 77
- Benin – 52
- Calabar – 87
- Enugu – 42
- Ibadan – 2
- Ife – 36
- Ilorin – 31
- Jos – 73
- Kaduna – 62
- Kano – 64
- Katsina – 65
- Lafia – 47
- Lagos – 1
- Maiduguri – 76
- Minna – 66
- Owerri – 83
- Oyo – 38
- Port Harcourt – 84
- Sokoto – 60
- Umuahia – 88
- Uyo – 85
- Warri – 53
- Yola – 75
- Zaria – 69
A 0 prefix with the area code is used when calling a landline number from a different area within Nigeria or from a Nigerian mobile.
Do not dial the 0 prefix or area code when telephoning from a landline in the same area.
Do not use the 0 prefix with the area code when calling from overseas.
For example, to call a number in Lagos XXXXXXX:
- From a landline in Lagos dial XXXXXXX.
- From a landline in Nigeria outside Lagos, dial 01-XXXXXXX.
- From a mobile phone in Nigeria, dial 01-XXXXXXX.
- From overseas, dial the international call prefix (00/+), the dialling code for Nigeria (234), the area code without the 0, and then the subscriber number e.g. 00-234-1-XXXXXXX or +234-1-XXXXXXX.
Mobile Telephone Numbers in Nigeria
Mobile phone numbers in Nigeria are 10 digits long.
They begin with 7, 8, or 9.
To call a mobile phone number in Nigeria from overseas, dial the international exit call prefix (00/+), the Nigeria phone code (234), and then the subscriber number e.g. 00-234-XXXXXXXXXX or +234- XXXXXXXXXX.
To call a mobile phone number in Nigeria from within Nigeria, dial the prefix 0 and then the number e.g. 0- XXXXXXXXXX.
Landline Usage in Nigeria
According to the World Bank, there were 0.05 fixed-line (landline) phone subscribers per 100 people in 2021.
Landline telephone subscription statistics by year for Nigeria are shown in the table below.
|Year||Landline Telephone Subscriptions (per 100 People) in Nigeria|
Mobile Phone Usage in Nigeria
Data from the World Bank shows that in 2021 there were 91.44 mobile phone subscribers for every 100 people living in Nigeria.
This is a big increase from 2002 when there were 1.21 mobile phone subscribers for every 100 people.
The table below shows how mobile phone subscription statistics have changed in recent years.
|Year||Mobile Phone Subscriptions (per 100 People) in Nigeria|
When calling Nigeria from the United Arab Emirates, please note there is a time difference between Nigeria and the UAE.
The current time in the UAE is . The date is .
The time in Nigeria is now . The date is .
The time difference between UAE and Nigeria is 3 hours.
The official currency of Nigeria is the Nigerian naira (NGN).
Current exchange rates between the UAE dirham and the Nigerian naira (NGN to AED, AED to NGN) are:
- 1 Nigerian naira (NGN) = 0.005 AED
- 1 UAE dirham (AED) = 208.33 NGN
Exchange rates on this page were last updated on .
Nigeria is a large country in equatorial West Africa. It is bordered by Benin, Niger, Chad, and Cameroon. The Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean lie to the south.
It is the most populous country in Africa. The population has increased rapidly in recent years.
The capital city is Abuja. The biggest city and leading commercial centre is Lagos.
Half of Nigerians are Muslims and half Christians.
The official language is English, although many more native languages are spoken.
Nigeria has an abundant supply of natural resources. It is a major oil exporter.
According to the World Bank, in 2021 the population of Nigeria was 213,401,323.
In 2002, the population was 129,583,026. Over the last 20 years, the population grew by 83,818,297 (64.7%).
The total population by year for Nigeria is shown in the table below.
|Year||Total Population of Nigeria|
Useful information about Nigeria:
- Two-letter Country Code (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): NG
- Three-letter Country Code (ISO 3166-1 alpha-3): NGA
- Region: Africa
- Sub-region: Western Africa
- Capital: Abuja
- Area: 923,768 square km
- Language(s): English
- Borders: Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Niger
Map of Nigeria
The location of Nigeria can be seen on the map below.