The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Federal Operation Unit, Zone C has reportedly destroyed 1, 365 cartons of imported frozen products valued at N11.56 million in Benin city, the Edo State Capital.
A Professor of Entomology at the Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Professor Folorunso Ajayi, has advocated for the establishment of a Pest Regulatory Agency in order to tackle food insecurity in the country.
Ajayi made the called while delivering a lecture titled “Insects, Plants and Humanity: The Organic Agriculture and Stored Products Protection Axis” at the 10th Inaugural lecture of Nasarawa State University, Keffi in Keffi local government area of the state.
The Director-General, Nigerian Institute of Leather Science and Technology, Zaria, Dr. Isuwa Adamu, has warned against the consumption of “ponmo.”
He said the consumption of the delicacy as meat substitute posed serious danger to health arguing that ponmo lacked nutritional value to human health.