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Latest Update on First Bank Sort Codes for all Branches in Nigeria

By Oluchukwu Ikemefuna

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First Bank sort codes play a pivotal role in facilitating seamless fund transfers within first bank’s network of branches in Nigeria. Each branch within the First Bank of Nigeria is assigned a unique sort code, distinguishing it from other branches. 

You will see a 9-digit number that shows up if you glance at your cheque leaf centered and printed on your financial document’s MICR. But occasionally, you might need to know the First Nigeria Bank sort code in Lagos or another Nigerian location but don’t have a cheque leaf with you. 

In this article, we would discuss the first bank sort codes. We will cover all the branches. As a result, if you require the bank’s codes, you will always have a trustworthy source.

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What is the First Bank sort code? 

In order to enable smooth financial transfers throughout the bank’s network of branches in Nigeria, First Bank sort codes are essential. Every branch in the First Bank network has a distinct sort code that sets it apart from other branches. 

This differentiation enables customers to transfer funds efficiently between branches of the same bank or even between two different banks. Whether conducting inter-branch transactions or interbank transfers, knowledge of the relevant First Bank sort code ensures accurate routing of funds to the intended recipient branch.

For account holders, the First Bank sort code serves as a crucial identifier, linking their account to a specific branch. This code is essential for various banking transactions, including direct deposits, wire transfers, and electronic payments. By providing the correct sort code, customers can initiate transactions confidently, knowing that their funds will reach the desired branch promptly and securely. 

Therefore, understanding and having access to the appropriate First Bank sort code for branches in Nigeria is fundamental for efficient banking operations and seamless financial transactions.

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What Information Does a Bank Sort Code Display?

First Bank sort codes serve as vital identifiers for specific bank branches across Nigeria. Comprising eight digits, these codes are structured to provide detailed location information. The initial three digits represent First Bank’s standard code, ensuring uniformity across branches. 

Following this, the fourth digit signifies the geographical location of the bank, providing insight into its regional placement. Finally, the remaining five digits denote the precise branch within the given location.

For account holders conducting transactions within Nigeria, familiarity with First Bank sort codes is essential. These codes streamline processes by accurately directing funds to the intended branch. Whether initiating transfers, setting up direct deposits, or verifying account details, knowledge of the appropriate sort code ensures efficient banking operations.

 By referencing the specific sort code corresponding to their branch, customers can navigate transactions seamlessly, facilitating swift and accurate fund transfers and other financial activities. Therefore, understanding First Bank sort codes for branches in Nigeria is fundamental for account holders seeking to manage their accounts effectively and conduct transactions with confidence.

How to Get Your Bank Sort Code

This comprehensive list features all bank sort codes in Nigeria, including those for First Bank branches. However, if you’re specifically seeking the sort code for a First Bank branch, there are alternative methods to obtain this information conveniently. 

Firstly, if you possess a cheque book, simply locate the set of three numbers underneath its leaf. The second set of numbers within this sequence represents your bank sort code, uniquely identifying your branch. Additionally, you can visit any official branch of First Bank and make an inquiry. Bank staff will readily provide you with the relevant sort code for your branch upon request.

Understanding and having access to First Bank sort codes for branches in Nigeria is crucial for various banking activities. Whether you’re initiating transfers, setting up direct deposits, or verifying account details, the sort code ensures accurate routing of funds to the intended branch.

By utilizing the methods outlined above, customers can easily access their First Bank sort code, enabling seamless and efficient banking transactions.

First Bank Nigeria Sort Code for all Branches

Since First Bank is a major financial institution in our nation with branches all over the place, each office has its own sort code; below are the codes for each branch, including the First Bank sort code Lagos, Onitsha, Port Harcourt, Abuja, etc. These are sort codes by states. 

1. First Bank sort code Lagos

Because First Bank of Nigeria’s head office is in Lagos, the first number sticks out from the others. The usual sort code for any cheque leaf you get from this office is 011151003. The codes are different depending on where you work or live. The codes for Lagos and Lagos State are listed below.

  • Apapa – 011151045
  • Ijora Lagos – 011151058
  • Ajegunle – 011151061
  • Epe – 011151456
  • Orile-Iganmu area – 011151579
  • Agege – 011151870
  • Ikorodu – 011151799
  • Ikeja – 011151841
  • Ikeja Ind. Estate – 011151883
  • Oba Akran, Ikeja – 011155106
  • Isheri-Ojodu, Ikeja – 011154958
  • Ilupeju Industrial Estate – 011151896
  • Iganmu – 011151919
  • Isolo – 011151922
  • Murtala Muhammed International Airport – 011151964 
  • Allen Avenue Ikeja – 011152099
  • Ketu – 011152277
  • Marina – 011152303
  • Broad Street – 011152316
  • M. Mohammed Way – 011152329
  • Obun Eko – 011152332
  • Ebute Metta – 011152345
  • Yaba – 011152358
  •  Investment House – 011152316 
  • Moloney Street – 011152316 
  • Western House – 011152387 
  • Surulere – 011152390
  • Surulere Shopping Center – 011153166 
  • Falomo – 011152400
  • Federal Secretariat – 011152413 
  • Abibu-Oki – 011152426
  • Nij House – 011152439
  • Stock Exchange – 011152442
  • Oregun – 011152455
  • Ogba – 011152468
  • Regional Centre – 011152471
  • Alausa Sec. – 011152484
  • Matori – 011152565
  • Navy Town Ojo – 011152646
  • Registrar’s Department – 011153014 
  • Somolu – 011153182
  • Tin Can Island – 011153234
  • Niger House – 011153292
  • Oke Arin – 011153438
  • Abibu Adetoro Street – 011153441 
  • Nichemtex Industries Ikorodu – 011153548
  • Agbede – 011043551
  • Akowonjo – 011154039
  • Ikota – 011154097
  • Adeola Odeku – 011154123
  • Alaba International Market Ojo – 011154136
  • Daleko – 011154152
  • Isolo Industrial Estate – 011154204 
  • Trade Fair Complex, Ojo – 011154274 
  • Keffi road, Ikoyi – 011215130
  • Victoria Island – 011155148

2. Abia State

  • Aba (main office) – 011231017 
  • Aba (Factory Road) – 011232058 
  • Ariaria (Aba) – 011233853 
  • Nkwoagu Isuochi – 011102612 
  • Amaokwe Item – 011233280 
  • Umuahia – 011233303
  • Alaoji – 011234027

3. Adamawa State

  • Fufore – 011091529 
  • Ganye – 011091642
  • Hong – 011091707 
  • Michika – 011092544 
  • Mayo-Balewa – 011092586 
  • Gulak – 011093488
  • Yola – 011093608
  • Yola market – 011093640 
  • Garkida – 011093734

4. Akwa Ibom State

  • Uyo – 011013316
  • Eket – 011014221
  • Efa – 011011350
  • Etinan – 011011486
  • Ikot Abasi – 011011279 
  • Ikot Ekpene – 011011855 
  • Oron – 011012757
  • Utu Etim Ekpo – 011013329
  • Ukam – 011013332 
  • Essene – 011013497

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5. Anambra State

  • Nkwelle Ezunaka – 011022624 
  • Nnewi – 011022637
  • Ogbunike – 011022682 
  • Onitsha – 011022718
  • William Street (Onitsha) – 011022831 
  • Nwobodo Avenue (Onitsha) – 011022721 
  • Iweka Road (Onitsha) – 011022734 
  • Bridgehhead Market (Onitsha) – 011022747 
  • Otuocha – 011022844
  • Nkpor – 011022996 
  • Awka – 011023267 Nimo – 011023377 
  • Ekwulobia – 011254052 
  • Onitsha – 011025039

6. Bauchi State

  • Bauchi – 011031149
  • Darazo – 011311306
  • Gamawa – 011032070 
  • Katagum (agency) – 011032177 
  • Toro – 011033202
  • Tafawa Balewa – 011033215 
  • Azare – 011033655
  • Burra Agency – 011033697

7. Bayelsa State

  • Odi – 011213080 
  • Yenagoa – 011214115

8. Benue State

  • Makurdi – 011052539 
  • Katsina-Ala – 011052225 
  • Vandeikya – 011053402 Naka – 011053428

9. Borno State

  • Damboa – 011061326
  • Konduga – 011062245
  • Maiduguri – 011062503
  • Uba – Kumagum – 011063388 
  • Maiduguri Main Market – 011063560 
  • Kwajafa town – 011063670

10. Cross River State

  • Calabar – 011071206
  • Ekori – 011071374
  • University of Calabar – 011071248 
  • Ikom – 011071785
  • Obubra – 011072894

11. Delta State

  • Asaba – 011243953
  • Agbor – 011241036 
  • Agbarho – 011241696
  • Delta – 011241421
  • Evwreni – 011241382 
  • Ogwashi Ukwu – 011242679 
  • Sapele – 011243102
  • Sapele Boyo Road – 011243144 
  • Warri – 011243500
  • Warri Shell – 011244169
  • Ughelli – 011243513
  • Ekpan – 011244334 
  • Effurun – 011245155

12. Ebonyi State

  • Abakaliki – 011254214 
  • Ezzambgo – 011251495
  • Afikpo – 011233947

13. Enugu State

  • Eha Alumona – 011251547 
  • Enugu – 011251437 
  • Emene – 011251534 
  • Uwani – 011254137
  • Inyi – 011251741 
  • Ovoko – 011253464 
  • Ikem – 011253846 
  • Nsukka – 011254010

14. Edo State

  • Benin – 011041100 (for King’s Square) 
  • Benin – 011041113 (for Mission Road) 
  • Benin – 011044181 (for Siluko Road) 
  • Oregbeni (Benin) – 011043535 
  • Ugbowo (Benin) – 011044042 
  • Ekpoma – 011041469
  • Sabongida-Ora – 011043098

15. Ekiti State

  • Ado-Ekiti – 011183822 
  • Ikere-Ekiti – 011183864 
  • Efon-Alaaye – 011181442 
  • Emure – 011181552 
  • Erijiyan – 011181565 
  • Ilasa – 011181727 
  • Okemesi – 011183038 
  • Ifaki-Ekiti – 011183916 
  • Ikole – 011183961

16. Gombe State

  • Gombe – 011031628 
  • Kaltungo – 011032148

17. Imo State

  • Okwelle – 011102667
  • Owerri – 011102793 or 011103475 
  • Amaraku – 011103271
  • Umuowa – 011103349
  • Urualla – 011103394
  • Owerri Douglas Road – 011103417 
  • Abba – 011023762
  • Akatta – 011103996

18. Jigawa State

  • Dutse – 011263580 
  • Hadejia – 011261715

19. Kaduna 

  • Kawo – 011111674
  • Kaduna – 011112107
  • Kaduna (Bank Road) – 011112110 
  • Kaduna South – 011112123
  •  Samaru – 011113135 
  • Kafanchan – 011113520 
  • Zaria – 011113708 
  • Saminaka – 011204235

20. Kano State

  • Bompai – 011121130 or 011125123 
  • Kano – 011122155
  • Kano International Airport – 011123361 
  • Kano (Faggeta Kudu) – 011122168 
  • Kano (Zoo Road) – 011123727
  • Kano (Club Road) – 011123743

21. Katsina State

  • Funtua – 011131502 
  • Katsina – 011132213 
  • Mallum Fashi – 011132514 
  • Yana – 011033613

22. Kebbi Area

  • Birnin Kebbi – 011273570 
  • Kamba – 011222987
  • Mungadi, Maiyama – 011273664 
  • Zuru – 011273758

23. Kogi Area

  • Lokoja – 011283625 
  • Bassa – 011201157 
  • Egbe – 01128478 
  • Iyamoye – 011282066 
  • Akpanya – 011282082 
  • Mopa – 011282574 
  • Ogori – 011282697 
  • Okene – 011282820 
  • Oguma – 011283450 
  • Ayangba – 011283803 
  • Ajaokuta – 011283816 
  • Isanlu-Oyi – 011283874 
  • Abejukolo – 011283926 
  • Itobe – 011283971

24. Kwara State

  • Ilorin – 011141903 
  • Kosubosu – 011142287

25. Nasarawa State

  • Lafia – 011203883

26. Niger State

  • Bida – 011161190 
  • Suleja – 011161093 
  • Katcha – 011162186 
  • Kontagora – 011162209 
  • Kagara – 011162238 
  • Minna – 011162526 
  • Rijau – 011163033

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27. Ogun State

  • Abeokuta office – 011171025 
  • Idiroko – 011171261
  • Igbogila – 011181947 
  • Ijebu-Ode – 011171973
  • Kuta – 011162296 
  • Ogbere – 011172859 
  • Ota – 011152879 
  • Oko – 011193074 
  • Sagamu – 011173117 
  • Agbara – 011153933 
  • Mosimi – 011174310

28. Ondo Territory

  • Ondo – 011182865
  • Akure – 011181086
  • Akure market – 011183803 
  • Ikaram-Akoko – 011181769 
  • Ikare – 011181837
  • Ile-Oluji – 011181934 
  • Igbokoda – 011181947 
  • Idoani – 011181989
  • Owo – 011182771
  • Oka Akoko – 011182807 
  • Ore – 011182810
  • Araromi Obu – 011173599

29. Osun Area

  • Erin-Osun – 011291361 
  • Ilesha – 011291866 
  • Ipetu-Ijesha – 011291950
  •  Ile-Ife – 011291992 
  • Osogbo – 011292768 
  • Ijebu-jesa – 011293835
  •  Inisa – 011293893
  • Ede – 011194329

30. Oyo State

  • Oyo – 011192787
  • Ibadan – 011191827
  • New Gbagi Market (Ibadan) – 011194248 
  • Oluyole Estate Road (Ibadan) – 011193058
  • University of Ibadan – 011191238 
  • Ibadan (Bank Road) – 011191212 
  • Molete (Ibadan) – 011194293 
  • Agodi area – 011191814 
  • Ogbomosho – 011192703
  • Saki – 011193249 
  • Awe – 011193980

 31. Plateau State

  • Jos – 011202004
  • Jos (market area) – 011202017 
  • Jos (secretariat) – 011202020 
  • Jos (university) – 011202046 
  • Barkin Ladi area – 011201160 
  • Bukuru – 011201128
  • Kurgwi – 011201665
  • Mangu – 011202554

32. Rivers State

  • Port Harcourt – 011212913 or 011215046 
  • Station Road (Port Harcourt) – 011212900 
  • Airport (Port Harcourt) – 011212926
  • Trans Amadi (Port Harcourt) – 011212939 
  • Diobu (Port Harcourt) – 011212942
  • Orije (Port Harcourt) – 011212955
  •  Port Harcourt Shell – 011214076 
  • New Port Harcourt – 011214348
  •  Bonny – 011214102
  • Bonny Island – 011245155

33. Sokoto State

  • Sokoto – 011223122
  • Illela – 011221739
  • Tambawal – 011223229
  • Sokoto (Danfodio Road) – 011223779

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34. Taraba Area

  • Jalingo – 011303631
  • Karim Lamido – 011302250 
  • Lau – 011302496
  • Mayo Ndaga – 011303356 
  • Bambur – 011303686
  • Zing – 011303712

35. Yobe State

  • Damaturu, Damagun – 011311306 
  • Gashua – 011311607
  • Geidam – 011311610
  • Nguru – 011312606
  • Potiskum – 011312978

36. Zamfara Territory

  • Gusau – 011221632
  • Gummi – 11221658
  • Kaura Namoda – 011222194 
  • Shinkafi – 011223177
  • Anka – 011323908

37. Federal Capital Territory Nigeria

  • Abuja – 011084060
  • Abuja airport – 011084170 
  • Abuja (Jos Road) – 011085069 
  • Abaji – 011081681
  • Abuja Garki – 011084002

FAQs

What is a sort code, and why is it important for banking?

A sort code is a unique identification number assigned to each branch of a bank. It’s essential for accurately routing funds during transactions.

How can I find the sort code for my First Bank branch?

You can find your branch’s sort code on your cheque book or by contacting your branch directly.

Can I use the same sort code for all First Bank branches?

No, each branch has its own unique sort code for identification purposes.

Are sort codes necessary for all banking transactions?

Sort codes are particularly important for transferring funds between different branches of the same bank or between different banks.

What should I do if I don’t know my branch’s sort code?

You can inquire about your branch’s sort code from your bank’s customer service or by visiting your branch in person.

Can I use my branch’s sort code for online transactions?

Yes, sort codes are commonly used for online banking transactions to ensure accurate fund routing.

Is it possible to transfer funds internationally using a sort code?

Sort codes are primarily used for domestic transactions within a country’s banking system. For international transfers, SWIFT codes are typically used.

How do I ensure I’m using the correct sort code for my transaction?

Double-checking the sort code with your bank or referring to official documents like cheque books can help ensure accuracy.

Are there any fees associated with using sort codes for transactions?

Sort code usage itself does not usually incur fees. However, transaction fees may apply depending on the type and destination of the transaction.

Conclusion 

In conclusion, understanding and utilizing First Bank sort codes are essential for seamless banking transactions, particularly when transferring funds between branches or different banks. 

Sort codes serve as unique identifiers for each branch, ensuring accurate routing of funds during transactions. By familiarizing oneself with the appropriate sort code and adhering to banking procedures, customers can conduct transactions confidently and efficiently. 

Whether for online transfers, direct deposits, or other banking activities, the correct sort code ensures funds are directed to the intended recipient branch promptly and securely. 

Therefore, incorporating sort codes into banking practices enhances the overall effectiveness and reliability of financial transactions with First Bank.

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