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Goni's story: ensuring a Nigerian town has water

Goni Shariff, community volunteer at Eni's solar-powered well in Chibok, Nigeria

For the people of Chibok in northeastern Nigeria, access to water became a challenge when its one dam could no longer supply enough for the growing population. Lake Chad has shrunk to 10% of its original size, leaving communities around its basin with limited water sources. But since 2018, Eni and FAO have built 22 solar-powered wells in Abuja FCT and across northeast Nigeria.

Watch the story of Goni Shariff, a bricklayer from Chibok, who explains why he volunteered to manage his community's new water well.


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