The Abuja National Mosque, also known as the Nigerian National Mosque, is the national mosque of Nigeria, a country with a substantial Muslim population. The history of the mosque began in the eighties, when it was decided to move the capital of Nigeria from Lagos to Abuja. In 1981 a group of prominent local Muslims decided to request the construction of a national mosque and to contribute to the project with donations. The construction work was entrusted to the AIM Consultants Ltd and ended in 1984. The four minarets are high about 120 meters, while the large central dome is 60 meters. The building includes a library and a conference room. The complex also includes a conference center able to serve five hundred people, the office of the Islamic Center and the residential facilities for imams and muezzins. The mosque is located in the Independence Avenue, in front of the National Church of Nigeria.