Calabar Nigeria Temple
Planning and approval phase; site location unknown; groundbreaking not announced
Announcement:1 October 2023
The Calabar Nigeria Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
An official rendering of the Calabar Nigeria Temple has not yet been released to the public.
No site location has been officially announced for the Calabar Nigeria Temple.
On October 1, 2023, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Calabar Nigeria Temple at the October 2023 General Conference. Calabar, a port city in southern Nigeria, located in West Africa, is home to more than 657,000 residents. The temple will be the fifth in the country, joining the Aba, Benin City, Eket and Lagos temples. At the time of the announcement, there were around 225,000 Latter-day Saints in approximately 770 congregations in Nigeria, which organized its first stake in 1988, ten years after the Church’s presence was established in the country. The first temple in Nigeria, the Aba Nigeria Temple, was dedicated in 2005.1
- "The Church of Jesus Christ Will Build 20 New Temples," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 1 Oct. 2023.