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Stake History

23 June 2019 Stake Division

The Church organized a new stake in the Federal Capital Territory (Abuja) on June 23rd. The Abuja Nigeria Wuse Stake was organized from a division of the Abuja Nigeria South Stake (renamed Abuja Nigeria Lugbe Stake). The new stake includes the following seven wards and three branches: the Asokoro, Jikwoyi, Karu, Masaka, Mpape, Nyanya, and Wuse Wards, and the GRA, New Nyanya, and Orozo Branches. It was created by Elder Marcus B. Nash, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Christian C. Chigbundu, an Area Seventy.[1]

ABUJA NIGERIA WUSE STAKE (June 23, 2019): President—Victor Chikezie Eze, 52, assistant front office manager, Rockview Hotels Ltd.; wife, Jennifer Etonge Eze. Counselors—Michael Osaregbemah Uwaya Jr., 36, auditor, FamilySearch; wife, Salamatu Juliet Umoru Uwaya. Joseph Chikwendu Ogbodo, 36, self-employed; wife, Cynthia Ahunna Ogbonna Ogbodo.

Additionally, the Abuja Nigeria North Stake was realigned with the Abuja Nigeria Lugbe Stake and renamed the Abuja Nigeria Kubwa Stake. The Church has achieved rapid growth in Abuja during the past decade. The original Abuja Nigeria Stake was created in 2012 followed by a second stake in 2016. Stakes in Abuja and the Jos Nigeria District, along with most of northern Nigeria, were recently reassigned from the Nigeria Enugu Mission to the Nigeria Lagos Mission.

There are now 58 stakes and 18 districts in Nigeria. It is the 30th new stake of the year for the church.


Nigeria Home Centered Church Opportunities

We teach that true religion begins in the home: "Home Centered / Church Supported". To that end families may consider the following local resources and programs to strengthen your core beliefs and values:


1. Come Follow Me: - Daily & Weekly family gospel study
2. Vanguard Scouting: - Featuring age-appropriate Family Activities, Service, Crafts, Field Trips, & Outdoor Adventures. The Benefits of Scouting are many, and there are lots of personal growth ideas to help your family pursue the new Churchwide Children & Youth Program.
3. LIFE School Curriculum: an LDS gospel based homeschool program that is built on the foundation of the scriptures, giving the child a sense of who he is and setting him on the path of discovering his divine mission. It is presented in a four year chronological rotation, integrating all areas of study to create a clear picture of the history of our world.
4. Family History: Resources to help you explore your family tree

    • Mormon Pioneers - 200+ stories of early faithful Latter-day Saint pioneers.
    • Familypedia - Come help build Nigeria's largest Family History online Encyclopedia.


5. Local Recreation:

    • Nigeria Scouting - Outdoor Trails, camping, museums and other family attractions.
    • Pioneer Treks


Aba Nigeria Temple

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The Aba Nigeria Temple is the 121st operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and the 1st temple completed in Nigeria. 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.

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