Wednesday, 10 September 2014

FG set to ban ‘ponmo’

According to reports, the Federal Government might be making plans to ban the sale and consumption of hides and skins, commonly known as “pomo”.
Vanguard reports that the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina called for a stronger check on the consumption and sale of the product.
Adesina reportedly made this known at the 3rd joint anniversary of the Animal Science Association of Nigeria (ASAN) and Nigeria Institute of Animal Science held at the University of Ibadan.
He said that this would enable farmers make a bigger profit because they would able to turn the hides and skins into leather.
Adesina said:
I am 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.
The drive to turn Agriculture into business and not merely a way of life is now in full gear, with the use of mobile phones and e- wallet for input distribution directly to farmers, farmer’s registration with biometric identity cards and the Growth Enhancement Support scheme.


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