After months of investigation, Elfredah Kevin-Alerechi and Kevin Woke have found that Italy's Eni activities in Nigeria have contributed to a climate crisis, environmental degradation, loss of biodiversity, and starvation due to the company's oil and gas exploration.
While Eni is bolstering Scottish wind to supply energy and achieve net zero, its host communities in Nigeria suffer from oil pollution from its pipeline, which has caused environmental damage.
The laboratory analysis of soil and water samples taken from three communities in the Niger Delta reveals a high concentration of crude oil.
Eni subsidiary, Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) built drainages to protect its facilities, but these drainages have allegedly resulted in death, and climate crisis. The reporters obtained a death certificate as well as medical reports for this claim. Even community contractors hired by the NAOC in 2013 to reopen the obstructed waterways, are yet to be paid the complete amount agreed upon after completion of the project.
However, despite agreeing with Italy’s NCP under the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development guideline in 2019 to reconstruct a new drainage system to stop flooding in its host community, it took the company almost two years to construct a drainage system that has yet to serve its purpose effectively.
- When Environmental Racism Sways, Part 1: Eni Oil Pipe Leak, a Knik Knot on Nigerian Host Communities’ Necks, NewsWireNGR, 08/09/2023
- Eni's Nigerian subsidiary accused of causing major oil spill, The Ferret, 17/09/2023
- North Sea oil giant lined to destructive spill, Herald Scotland, 17/09/2023
- When Environmental Racism Sways [Part 2]: Despite Italy’s OECD intervention, Nigeria community continues to lament Eni blockage, causing climate crisis, NewsWireNGR, 25/11/2023
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