NA WA OH! PONMO PALAVA!
FOOD RIDDLE – DO U LIKE EATING PONMO, DROP UR COMMENTS!
The Federal Government of Nigeria may have concluded plans to ban sale and widespread consumption of hides and skins (Pomo which is a delicacy to most Nigerians.
This indication emerged on Tuesday 9th, October, when the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina called for competent regulations that would check the consumption and sale of the product.
He said this at the 3rd joint anniversary of Animal Science Association of Nigeria (ASAN) and Nigeria Institute of Animal Science held at the University of Ibadan. Oyo State.
If this is achieved, he noted that livestock farmers would stand good chances of making high dollar return if the hides and skins are tanned into leather.
The minister was represented at the occasion by the Director, Animal Production and Husbandry in the Ministry, Dr. Ademola Raji.
The theme of the programme was entitled, “Value Addition in the Nigerian Livestock Industry: A strategy for Economic Growth and Stakeholders Empowerment”.
The minister stressed that Federal Government would continue to drive its Agricultural Transformation Agenda with increased vigour in all its ramifications, pleading for continuous support and cooperation of all stakeholders in the livestock sector to deliver the benefits.
He said he was confident that the satisfactory production levels achieved in the poultry and swine segments will soon stretch to reach other commodities such as beef, dairy, micro livestock and animal by products such as leather, bones, hides and skins.