Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Lagos Nigeria Temple

Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement

Location

Lagos
Nigeria

Announcement: 

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.


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
121st operating temple
Aba Nigeria Temple
in serving the country's 174,000 Latter-day Saints. Other African temples in operation include the Johannesburg South Africa Temple
36th operating temple
Johannesburg South Africa Temple
and the Accra Ghana Temple
117th operating temple
Accra Ghana Temple
. Ground will be broken for the Abidjan Ivory Coast Temple next month, and the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
Construction completed; furnishing and preparing temple for open house
Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
and the Durban South Africa Temple
Painting, millwork, tiling, plumbing, and electrical progressing; plastering planter boxes and working on water feature
Durban South Africa Temple
will be dedicated next year. Plans have been announced for the Nairobi Kenya Temple
Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement; media event held June 14, 2017
Nairobi Kenya Temple
and Harare Zimbabwe Temple
Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement
Harare Zimbabwe Temple
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Temple Facts

The Lagos Nigeria Temple will be the second temple built in Nigeria, following the Aba Nigeria Temple
121st operating temple
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.