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Aba Nigeria Temple

121st dedicated temple in operation
Aba Nigeria Temple

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72-80 Okpu-Umuobo Rd
Aba, Abia State
Telephone:  (+234) 80-3903-4810


NO visitors' center open to the public
NO arrival center available
Patron housing available
Distribution center nearby (Store Locator)


2 April 2000

Groundbreaking and Site Dedication: 

23 February 2002 by H. Bruce Stucki

Public Open House: 

18 June–2 July 2005


7 August 2005 by Gordon B. Hinckley


6.3 acres  |  2.5 hectares

Exterior Finish: 

Namibian pearl granite

Architectural Features: 

Single attached spire with an angel Moroni statue

Ordinance Rooms: 

Two instruction rooms (two-stage progressive), two sealing rooms, and one baptistry

Total Floor Area: 

11,500 square feet  |  1,068 square meters


192 feet  |  59 meters

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 History

The Aba Nigeria Temple was the first temple built in Nigeria, the second built in West Africa, and the third built in Africa, following the Johannesburg South Africa Temple (1985) and 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.

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