Mr. Olufemi Aluko, of the Faculty of Clinical Sciences, OAU, Ile-Ife, says Nigeria is losing out in the pack of countries competing for the $75b global leather industry because of ponmo consumption. He blamed the situation on the Nigeria’s neglect of
the leather products industry in favor of oil production and consumption of its hides and skin as ponmo.
The don cited global industry report as confirming the situation urged the nation’s policy drivers to refocus on the sector as it holds great potential for export earning and employment. He advised the FG to create sound, supportive and transparent policies that will revive leather goods industries in Nigeria as it looks at diversifying the economy.
Also, Miss Yemisi Olowookere, a Nutritionist at Garki Hospital General Hospital, Abuja, said in spite of the fact that `Ponmo,’ has been popularised mostly by the people of the South West, it has no nutritional value…… Governor Fayose of Ekiti State won’t like ds shade…….