Former Kaduna Central Senator, Shehu Sani has reacted to the proposed ban on the consumption of cow skin, locally known as ponmo.
Naija News had reported that the federal government had said that the proposal to ban the consumption of ponmo in the country was due to the lack of nutritional value and its effect on the nation’s textile sector.
The Director-General, Nigerian Institute of Leather and Science Technology (NILEST), Muhammad Yakubu, had disclosed this on Sunday in Abuja.
Yakubu noted that the habit of eating animal skin, which has no nutritional value, should be stopped to save the industry and boost the nation’s economy.
He added that the institute, in collaboration with stakeholders in the industry, would approach the national assembly and state governments to bring out legislation banning “ponmo” consumption.
According to him, the present comatose state of tanneries in Nigeria was partly due to the consumption of animal skin.
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