A new stake was organized in Nigeria.
The Warri Nigeria Stake was organized from the Warri Nigeria District. Information on which of the eight branches in the district were upgraded to wards is currently unavailable. The new stake becomes the Church's first stake in the Nigerian state of Delta where only one other member district functions in Asaba. In 1993, only one branch operated in Warri under the jurisdiction of a stake in Benin City. In 1999, there were a sufficient number of branches in the city to organize a member district. The district previously pertained to the Nigeria Port Harcourt Mission but as of July 1st the entire state of Delta now pertains to the newly created Nigeria Benin City Mission.
There are a large number of member districts in Nigeria that appear likely to become stakes within the next couple years - perhaps more than ever before in the Church's history in Nigeria. Provided with the current number of branches in parentheses, districts that appear most likely to become stakes in the near future include the Abak Nigeria District (7), the Abeokuta Nigeria District (8), the Akamkpa Nigeria District (7), the Asaba Nigeria District (12), the Ekpoma Nigeria District (9), the Enugu Nigeria District (10), the Ibadan Nigeria District (7), the Ikot Ekpene Nigeria District (7), the Ile-Ife Nigeria District (8), Okpuala Ngwa Nigeria District (8), the Onitsha Nigeria District (10), and the Umuahia Nigeria District (11). Most of these districts have had multiple new branches organized within the past couple years and have experienced rapid growth within the past decade.
There are now 22 stakes and 19 districts in Nigeria.