Aba Nigeria Temple
121st dedicated temple in operation
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Off Aba-Owerri Road at Union Bank
Aba, Abia State
Telephone: (+234) 80-3903-4804
ServicesNO clothing rental available
NO cafeteria food served
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
Architectural Features:Single attached spire with an angel Moroni statue
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.
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.