Lagos Nigeria Temple
Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement; groundbreaking not announced
Announcement:7 October 2018
The Lagos Nigeria Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
Renderings of the Lagos Nigeria Temple and site plan have not yet been publicly released.
No site location has been officially announced for the Lagos Nigeria Temple, but the acquisition of property was finalized just a few weeks after the temple was announced.
During a season of rapid Church membership growth in the country of Nigeria, the nation's second temple was announced by President Russell M. Nelson at the close of the 188th Semiannual General Conference. The Lagos Nigeria Temple will join the Aba Nigeria Temple in serving the country's 174,000 Latter-day Saints. Other African temples in operation include the Johannesburg South Africa Temple and the Accra Ghana Temple. Ground will be broken for the Abidjan Ivory Coast Temple next month, and the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple and the Durban South Africa Temple will be dedicated next year. Plans have been announced for the Nairobi Kenya Temple and Harare Zimbabwe Temple.1
The Lagos Nigeria Temple will be the second temple built in Nigeria, following the Aba Nigeria Temple (2005).
- "Twelve Temples Announced as October 2018 General Conference Closes," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 7 Oct. 2018.