Aba Nigeria Temple
121st operating temple
Physical AddressOkpu-Umuoba Road
Off Aba-Owerri Road at Union Bank
Aba, Abia State
Telephone (234) 803-903-4804
Facsimile (234) 803-903-4811
Distribution Services (234) 82-239-044
Announcement: 2 April 2000
Groundbreaking and Site Dedication: 23 February 2002 by H. Bruce Stucki
Public Open House: 18 June–2 July 2005
Dedication: 7 August 2005 by Gordon B. Hinckley
Site: 6.3 acres.
Exterior Finish: Namibian pearl granite.
Ordinance Rooms: Two ordinance rooms (two-stage progressive) and two sealing.
Total Floor Area: 11,500 square feet.
The highly visible site of the Aba Nigeria Temple is situated on the outskirts of Aba, north of the Ogbor River. A concrete bridge—constructed by the Church—spans the river, granting access to the temple complex, which includes a stake center and an administration office building with guest rooms.
President Gordon B. Hinckley dedicated the Aba Nigeria Temple during a worldwide tour that included visits to Anchorage, Alaska; Vladivostok, Russia; Seoul, South Korea; Taipei, Taiwan; Hong Kong, China; New Delhi, India; Nairobi, Kenya; and finally Aba, Nigeria. His first view of the temple was from a helicopter in a flyover of the site.