Poisonous -ponmo in market, Lagos Govt warns consumers

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The Lagos Government has warned consumers about the health risk of some cow hide, popularly called ponmo, being offered for sale in the state.
A Press release signed by Director, Public Affairs, Adeola Salako, said government arrested three persons connected with the sale of “toxic ponmo” in Ojo and Iba council areas, while the suspicious meat was also confiscated in large quantity.

The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, who disclosed this in his office today (Sunday) while reviewing report of preliminary investigation and enforcement carried out on the sale of the toxic ponmo in the areas, stated that the three persons involved have been charged to court, while samples of the toxic ponmo had been sent to the NAFDAC laboratory for Appropriate test analysis for human consumption.

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