Benin City Nigeria Temple
Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement; groundbreaking not announced
Announcement:5 April 2020
The Benin City Nigeria Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
Renderings of the Benin City Nigeria Temple and site plan have not yet been publicly released.
No site location has been officially announced for the Benin City Nigeria Temple.
Nigeria's third temple was announced by President Russell M. Nelson on April 5, 2020, at the concluding session of the 190th Annual General Conference. Church membership in Nigeria has grown at a steady pace since the first Nigerians were baptized in 1978. There are now more than 175,000 Latter-day Saints and approximately 650 congregations. Members in Benin City currently attend the Aba Nigeria Temple, which is located over 180 miles (300 km) away over roads that can be difficult to travel.1
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, "Prophet Announces Eight New Temples at General Conference," 5 Apr. 2020.