Lagos residents defy warnings on ponmo consumption

Despite warnings by the Federal Government on the purchase of cow skin known as ponmo, due to the outbreak of Anthrax disease in some neighbouring countries, the trade in the commodity still thrives.

Report says a survey of some markets at Mushin, Egbeda, Oshodi, and Ikotun, all in Lagos State, by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) revealed that the demand for ponmo has not dropped.

According to the announcement by Federal Government, the disease was widespread in Northern Ghana, bordering Burkina Faso and Togo.

They advised Nigerians to desist from the consumption of hides at the moment noting that government had resuscitated a standing committee on the control of anthrax in the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.