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For more than 45 years, Mott MacDonald has been making major contributions to development within Nigeria’s water, oil and gas, education, and health sectors.

education sector support program
public schools
nongovernmental schools
teachers trained to date

Health and education

Strengthening government capacity in health policy planning and financing, improving systems to manage health services, and developing better-quality preventative and curative services for common health problems for the poor were just some of the outputs of our work for the UK's Department for International Development (DFID), as it aimed to make affordable services available to Nigeria’s general population.

Our education specialists have been involved in numerous projects to support the government and its commitment to transforming the country’s education system.

Among our key assignments is the Education Sector Support Programme in Nigeria (ESSPIN), which intends to develop a system in which every child in the country can receive a basic standard of education. As program designer, we assessed educational shortcomings and supported government, teachers, and communities to create the conditions in which an effective learning environment can be nurtured.

In the state of Lagos, we were contracted by DFID to deliver the Developing Effective Private Education Nigeria (DEEPEN) program, which aims to enhance the learning outcomes of poor children by improving the functioning of the market in low-cost private education.

In the north of the country, we've been working in six states to improve the skills of teachers in the core curriculum subjects of math, science and technology, and English. Teachers will be trained using an innovative model that combines elements of face-to-face training and in-school support with mobile technologies.


We provided technical assistance to develop the capacity of national and state institutions to implement the Integrated Water Resources Management project within the Cross River Basin and the arid Yobe basin in Nigeria. The project includes capacity building within the water institutions and user groups for surface and groundwater monitoring, water resources assessments, and water resource modeling to identify potential conflicts.

Oil and gas

We've been bringing our energy expertise to a range of power projects throughout Nigeria. For a liquefied natural gas plant on Bonny Island, we're providing the full range of engineering design services.

One of our most prestigious power assignments in the country is the Cawthorne Channel Gas Gathering project, which aims to help eliminate flaring in the region by recovering some 200 million standard cubic feet per day of associated gas from oil fields. We carried out detailed engineering design, including preparing specifications and requisitions for all materials to be purchased by the contractor, Daewoo. We also provided specialist technical support during construction and commissioning.

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