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Aba Nigeria Temple

121st operating temple

Aba Nigeria Mormon Temple
Physical Address
Okpu-Umuoba Road
Off Aba-Owerri Road at Union Bank
Aba, Abia State
Mailing Address
Pouch, Nigeria
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.

Temple Locale

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.

Temple Facts

The Aba Nigeria Temple was the first temple built in Nigeria and the third built in Africa, following the Johannesburg South Africa Temple (1985) and Accra Ghana Temple (2004).

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.

"Everything that occurs in the temple is uplifting and ennobling. It speaks of life here and life beyond the grave. It speaks of the importance of the individual as a child of God. It speaks of the importance of the family and the eternity of the marriage relationship."
—Gordon B. Hinckley

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