NAIJA INDUSTRY: FG Proposes Ban on “Pọ̀nmọ́” to Save Leather Industry

A federal leather development institute says it is proposing a legislation to ban consumption of animal skins, locally known as Pọ̀nmọ́, in the country.

Professor Muhammad Yakubu, Director-General of the Nigerian Institute of Leather and Science Technology (NILEST) Zaria, said on Sunday 18Sept22 in Abuja that the legislation was necessary to revive the comatose leather industry in the country.

According to him, the habit of eating animal skin, which has no nutritional value, should be stopped in order to save the industry and boost the nation’s economy.

NILEST was set up to promote leather production as provided in the Agricultural Research Institute Act of 1975.

It conducts research into all aspects of production and products of leather and utilization of local tanning materials in the country.


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