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Lagos Nigeria Temple

Planning and approval phase; site location announced; groundbreaking not announced


Rumens Road and Bourdillon Road


7 October 2018


2.7 acres  |  1.1 hectares

Total Floor Area: 

19,800 square feet  |  1,839 square meters


5 feet  |  2 meters

Construction Status

The Lagos Nigeria Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.

Temple Rendering

Renderings of the Lagos Nigeria Temple and site plan have not yet been publicly released.

Temple Site

On September 11, 2023, the location for the Lagos Nigeria Temple was announced as a 2.7-acre site located at the intersection of Rumens Road and Bourdillon Road in the Ikoyi neighborhood of Lagos. Plans call for a single-story temple of approximately 19,800 square feet. An arrival center and patron housing will also be constructed on the site.1

Temple Announcement

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 Côte d'Ivoire Temple in November 2018, and the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple and the Durban South Africa Temple will be dedicated in the next year or two. Plans have been announced for the Nairobi Kenya Temple and Harare Zimbabwe Temple.2

Temple Facts

The Lagos Nigeria Temple will be the second temple built in Nigeria, following the Aba Nigeria Temple (2005).

  1. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, "Two Temple Sites in Nigeria Announced," 11 Sept. 2023.
  2. "Twelve Temples Announced as October 2018 General Conference Closes," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 7 Oct. 2018.

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