Staying alive doesn't necessarily demand a complete three-square meal, but maintaining a hygienic diet is crucial for a healthy lifestyle. Similarly, the scarcity of good food can lead to the consumption of unhealthy alternatives. However, despite recent economic challenges, the consumption of "ponmo," also known as hides, continues to thrive in Nigerian markets. This is…
In spite of repeated warnings by relevant agencies and health experts on the dangers of consuming Ponmo, a popular delicacy across the country, especially the South West, findings show that many Nigerians have continued to ignore the advisories.
The Ekiti Government has warned against the risky consumption of hides (ponmo), smoked meat, and bush meat. This is contained in a statement signed by the Governor’s Special Adviser on Agriculture and Food Security, Ebenezer Boluwade and Commissioner for Health, Dr Oyebanji Filani, on Wednesday in Ado-Ekiti in an alert to residents and farmers to…
A dietician, Dr Salami Akorede, has called on NAFDAC to regulate the mode of processing cow hide into “ponmo’’ for human consumption.