Nigerian water stories: the book on our access to water initiatives

The publication describes our alliance with the FAO for access to water, helping to mitigate the effects of the climate crisis in the country.

An e-book outlining a virtuous alliance for development

It includes pictures and stories of the activities that we have undertaken with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO-UN) in Nigeria, and describes the success of the initiative by showing the faces and smiles of the people living in the places where our actions have made a difference. Where there is water, there is human and environmental development, economic growth and health. This is a small step in the journey we have planned to create shared value with all our stakeholders, through a concrete commitment to the development of our host countries.

Nigerian Water Stories

Having a well nearby facilitates farming and livestock breeding.

The well removes the need to take the long walk to the river.

Emily Ademola runs a micro-vegetable garden, proceeds from the sale of the harvest support her family.

The well makes it possible to carry out many domestic tasks from the comfort of home.

A portrait of Emily Ademola.

The solar-powered well makes it possible to carry out activities that were previously impossible.

Children from the Maijala community collect water from the water station in their village.

A few snapshots of everyday life near the well in the Tudun Wada Bazza community.

The well in Waru, south of Abuja, has 18 taps across the neighbourhood to facilitate water access.

The well removes the need to take the long walk to the river.

A portrait of Goni Sheriff.

Goni Sheriff is pictured supervising two equipment units.

Goni Sheriff has the responsibility for monitoring daily operations at the plant.

A few snapshots of everyday life near the well in the Tudun Wada Bazza community.

The well makes it possible to carry out many domestic tasks from the comfort of home.

Workers at work on the construction of the Potiskum water plant in Yobe State.

Thanks to water, communities are able to breed animals more successfully and easily.

Herds come to drink at the collection point reserved for the Maijala community’s animals.

A portrait of Abdulkarihu Yau.

Abdulkarihu Yau lives in the village of Maijala and is a farmer, breeder and barber.

Claudio Descalzi, Chief Executive Officer

The three-year collaboration with the FAO is a virtuous example of a public-private partnership. It demonstrates the importance of sharing resources, skills and involving local communities in the country's transformation.

Claudio Descalzi (CEO, Eni)
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Access to water resources in Nigeria

We launched the initiative with the FAO in 2018, to improve access to water for the internally displaced people (IDPs) affected by the humanitarian emergency.

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This project is a positive case study for several reasons. For example, it facilitates people's access to water and we are working outside Eni's operational areas to respond to the crisis in northeast Nigeria.

Alberto Piatti (Head of Sustainable Development, Eni)
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Nigerian water stories: The e-book

How public-private partnerships to improve access to water can mitigate a climate crisis and strengthen cross-border security.

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As a result of this project, more than 67,000 IDPs and host communities now have access to clean water for their livelihoods and small-scale agricultural activities.

Fred Kafeero, (Representative to Nigeria and to ECOWAS, FAO)