The Lagos State Government on Sunday shut down and dislodged the cow skin (popularly known as ponmo) processing section of the Oko-Oba abattoir and Lairage Complex in Agege.
This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Tunbosun Ogunbanwo, Asst. Director, Public Affairs, Lagos State Ministry of Agriculture, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
According to the statement, Lagos State Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr Toyin Suarau, led a team from the ministry in the company of men from […]
Health is Wealth!!! Ogun State government says it has uncovered poisonous cattle hide and skin otherwise known as ‘Ponmo’ in some markets in the state.
Commissioner for Agriculture, Ronke Sokefun raised the alarm, yesterday, while addressing stakeholders and ‘Ponmo’ sellers in her office, in Abeokuta.
Warning the people against its consumption, the government said some persons were taking advantage of the gap in demand and supply to sell industrial ‘Ponmo’ laden with chemicals to the unsuspecting public.
Sokefun explained that the toxic ‘Ponmo’ […]
According to Dr Sunny Ekwunife, a medical consultant at Ultra Modern Clinic, Government House, Awka, Anambra state, he said the consumption of cow skin (ponmo) is unhealthy.
Speaking with NAN on Monday, August 24, in Awka, Ekwunife said there is no truth in the claims that eating ponmo is good for the elderly.
“How can a damaged motor-tyre that has chemical components added to it while producing, add anything good to a cow skin which undergoes a process of roasting with its […]