BY IKE UCHECHUKWU, CALABAR
Godwin Ugar, an environmental scientist has warned that people should desist from eating goat meat roasted with tyres because the carcinogenic components it contains is capable of causing cancer.
Ugar who also doubles as the Programme Manager, Natural Resource Management and Policy, CUSO International gave the warning at the weekend in Calabar during a workshop for stakeholders on youth empowerment.
The Workshop with the theme: “The role of Local Governments in Mitigating Business Environmental Hazards in the Natural Resources Sectors of Cross River” was aimed at sensitizing entrepreneurs on best practises in their businesses especially as it concern environmental protection and sustainability.
He said that the aim of the workshop was to promote youth employment by increasing capacity of young people with a view to creating 2000 jobs by 2019 with emphasis on environmental sustainability.
“ We need to create jobs with our environment in mind, their ability to improvise and use alternative methods in disposal of dung, poultry waste is essential ,the ability to turn these hazards into wealth is very important “
“The more we eat those goats roasted with tyres, the more we are prone to cancer, there are alternative and healthy ways of De-skinning it. They can pump it and use razor blade to de- skin it rather than using tyres which not only contaminates the meat but degrades the environment and pollutes the atmosphere” he stated.
Speaking further he said that the trend was growing and a lot of people were still ignorant of the ugly development adding that Nigerian entrepreneurs must adopt modern technology as well as improvise to succeed.