A former Deputy Governor of the Central Financial institution of Nigeria (CBN), Kingsley Moghalu, on Monday reacted to the proposed ban of cowhide popularly referred to as ponmon in Nigeria.
The Director-Basic of the Nigerian Institute of Leather-based and Science Know-how, Zaria, Prof. Muhammad Yakubu, had not too long ago mentioned the institute and different stakeholders would strategy the Nationwide Meeting to ascertain laws on the consumption of the cow pores and skin.
Yakubu famous that the choice was geared toward reviving the moribund tanneries and leather-based business within the nation.
Nigerians had since kicked in opposition to the proposed ban and slammed the Federal Authorities for being insensitive to their plights.
In a collection of tweets on his Twitter deal with, Moghalu described as unimaginative the proposed laws, saying it will not cross for public coverage.
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He additionally urged the federal government to ban bikes utilized by Boko Haram insurgents and bandits within the nation.
He wrote: “Nigerians gained’t welcome any (seemingly unenforceable) try and ban their beloved ponmo to develop our value-added leather-based exports any greater than we must always ban bikes cos terrorists use them. Not a ‘ponmo boy,’ however like thousands and thousands, I benefit from the occasional ponmo in my stew. Abeg!
“I don’t perceive how this type of pondering can cross for public coverage. Are we actually this unimaginative? After all we will develop our value-added leather-based and safe Nigeria with out draconian measures that gained’t even work and can additional harm the financial system.
“Perhaps somebody needs to start out a ponmo smuggling enterprise. As a result of that’s precisely what’s going to occur in response to such a “ban.”
By Abdulkabeer Ambali
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