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Latter-day Saint Leaders visit Obasanjo

Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints met with Former Nigerian President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo on February 12, 2018.  The meeting took place at the Presidential Library complex, Abeokuta.


The Church’s delegation was led by Elder Adeyinka Ojediran, an Area Seventy (ecclesiastical leader), as well as Ebenezer Ogundele, President of Abeokuta Stake (similar to a diocese) and Emelia Ahadjie, Africa West Area Director of Public Affairs.

Chief Obasanjo welcomed the delegation by remembering a prior meeting with the Church Leaders in 2015. He thanked his guests for their visit and stated that he would like to see more Latter-day Saint church buildings surrounding Abeokuta. He particularly noted the beauty of the structure and grounds of the Accra, Ghana Temple.

Elder Ojediran gave a brief overview of the Church’s operations in Nigeria and Ogun State. He told the former President “…with continuing growth of our membership, more Church buildings will be erected in and around Abeokuta, and of course we will maintain our existing buildings as well.”

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