Poisonous Ponmo Now In Ogun- Commissioner For Agriculture Raises Alarm

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The state commissioner for Agriculture, Ronke Sokefun raised
alarm yesterday, while addressing stakeholders and ‘Ponmo’ sellers in her
office in Abeokuta, over the discovery of poisonous cattle hide and skin
otherwise known as ‘Ponmo’ in some markets in the state, warning the people
against its consumption.
She said some unscrupulous businessmen were taking advantage
of the gap in demand and supply of the soup ingredient popularly called ‘Ponmo’
to sell industrial ‘Ponmo’ laden with tanning chemicals to the unsuspecting
public.

She explained how the toxic ‘Ponmo’ otherwise known as
‘imported ‘Ponmo’ can easily be identified in the market; it is often brownish
black, foul smelling, abnormally thick with layers and ridiculously cheap  compared to the certified ‘Ponmo’, she said..

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