Aba Nigeria Temple
121st operating temple
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Off Aba-Owerri Road at Union Bank
State Aba, Abia
Telephone: (+234) 80-3903-4804
ServicesNO clothing rental available
NO cafeteria available
Patron housing available
Distribution center nearby (Store Locator)
Announcement:2 April 2000
Groundbreaking and Site Dedication:23 February 2002 by H. Bruce Stucki
Public Open House:18 June–2 July 2005
Dedication:7 August 2005 by Gordon B. Hinckley
Exterior Finish:Namibian pearl granite
Ordinance Rooms:Two ordinance rooms (two-stage progressive) and two sealing
Total Floor Area:11,500 square feet
The highly visible site of the Aba Nigeria Temple is situated on the outskirts of Aba, north of the Ogbor River. A concrete bridge—constructed by the Church—spans the river, granting access to the temple complex, which includes a stake center and an administration office building with guest rooms.
The Aba Nigeria Temple was the first temple built in Nigeria and the third built in Africa, following the
36th operating templeJohannesburg South Africa Temple (1985) and
117th operating templeAccra Ghana Temple (2004).
President Gordon B. Hinckley dedicated the Aba Nigeria Temple during a worldwide tour that included visits to Anchorage, Alaska; Vladivostok, Russia; Seoul, South Korea; Taipei, Taiwan; Hong Kong, China; New Delhi, India; Nairobi, Kenya; and finally Aba, Nigeria. His first view of the temple was from a helicopter in a flyover of the site.