Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Aba Nigeria Temple

121st operating temple
Aba Nigeria Temple

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Address

Okpu-Umuoba Road
Off Aba-Owerri Road at Union Bank
State  Aba, Abia
Nigeria
Telephone:  (+234) 80-3903-4804

Services

NO 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

Site: 

6.3 acres

Exterior Finish: 

Namibian pearl granite

Ordinance Rooms: 

Two ordinance rooms (two-stage progressive) and two sealing

Total Floor Area: 

11,500 square feet

Temple Locale

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.


Temple Facts

The Aba Nigeria Temple was the first temple built in Nigeria and the third built in Africa, following the Johannesburg South Africa Temple
36th operating temple
Johannesburg South Africa Temple
(1985) and Accra Ghana Temple
117th operating temple
Accra 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.