Stake History[]

2020 New Stake Creation[]

The Church organized a new stake in Delta State, Nigeria on November 29th. The Ekete Nigeria Stake was organized from a division of the Warri Nigeria Stake. The new stake includes the following seven wards and three branches: the Ekete, Orhuwhorun, Ovwian 1st, Ovwian 2nd, Ughelli 1st, Ughelli 2nd, and Ughelli 3rd Wards, and the Aladja, Otujeremi, and Ozoro Branches.

The new stake is the Church's second stake to be organized in the Warri metropolitan area. The Church also discontinued the Sapele Nigeria District (organized in 2019) and reassigned the four branches that previously pertained to this district to the Warri Nigeria Stake. This decision was likely made to enable larger branches in the city to become wards in the foreseeable future, and to reduce the administrative burden on the Nigeria Benin City Mission - one of the missions in Africa with the most stakes and districts assigned. There are now 60 stakes and 18 districts in Nigeria.[1]

WARRI NIGERIA STAKE: (November 29, 2020) President — Ebi-Williams Monkurai, 56, E.W. Monkurai & Co. Attorneys at Law managing partner; succeeding Sylvain Amakpassa; wife, Francisca Tamaranyedenyhan Biukeme Monkurai. Counselors — Kenneth Efakponana Eni, 54, Niger Delta University professor; wife, Joy Oghogho Whiskey Eni. Ibem Goerge Sunday Udo, 42, Megapraise Microfinance Bank managing director; wife, Vivian Obiajulu Onyeugba Udo Ibem.[2]

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[]


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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