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Stakeholders Call For Regulation Of Consumption Of ‘Panmo’

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The Nigerian Institute of Leather and Science Technology (NILEST) Zaria, says it is proposing a legislation to ban the consumption of animal skin, locally known as ‘kpomo’, in the country.

Prof. Muhammad Yakubu, Director-General of institute, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja that the legislation was necessary to revive the comatose leather industry in the country.

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

The D-G said the institute, in collaboration with stakeholders in the industry, would approach National Assembly and state governments to bring out legislation banning ‘kpomo’ consumption.

Prof. Yakubu said consumption of animal skin is partly responsible for the present comatose state of tanneries in Nigeria.

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