The federal government has disclosed that it will ban the consumption of cow skin popularly known as “ponmo” in the country
According to the Nigerian Institute of Leather and Science Technology, it said that it will help to revive the leader industries of the country.
DAILYGISTHUB gathered that This was revealed in Abuja by Muhammad Yakubu, director-general, Nigerian Institute of Leather and Science Technology (NILEST), Zaria.
Furthermore , he stated that the habit of eating cow skin, which has no nutritional value to human health should be stopped to save the industry and boost the nation’s economy. He said:
“To the best of my knowledge, Nigerians are the only people in the world that overvalue skin as food, after all, Ponmo has no nutritional value. Going further, he blamed the massive consumption of skin by Nigerians for the present comatose state of tanneries in Nigeria”.