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Lagos Nigeria Temple

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




7 October 2018

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

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.

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.1

Temple Facts

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

  1. "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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121st dedicated temple in operation
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117th dedicated temple in operation
Durban South Africa Temple
168th dedicated temple in operation
Harare Zimbabwe Temple
Temple structural walls in place; steeple frame installed; housing buildings roofed
Johannesburg South Africa Temple
36th dedicated temple in operation
Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
163rd dedicated temple in operation
Nairobi Kenya Temple
Spire installed on top of steeple frame; building ancillary structures; hardscape progressing