Lagos Nigeria Temple
Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement
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.
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
121st operating templeAba Nigeria Temple in serving the country's 174,000 Latter-day Saints. Other African temples in operation include the
36th operating templeJohannesburg South Africa Temple and the
117th operating templeAccra Ghana Temple. Ground will be broken for the Abidjan Ivory Coast Temple next month, and the
Construction completed; preparing temple for public open house; painting and refreshing other buildings on siteKinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple and the
Preparing to clad grand staircase in stone; work continues on roofing, tiling, painting, and installing data, electrical, and plumbingDurban South Africa Temple will be dedicated next year. Plans have been announced for the
Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcementNairobi Kenya Temple and
Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcementHarare Zimbabwe Temple.1
The Lagos Nigeria Temple will be the second temple built in Nigeria, following the
121st operating templeAba 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.