A renowned service industralist who is the current National President of the Association of Property Managers of Nigeria, Amb. Dr. David Tyomanger has called on the Federal Government of Nigeria to as a matter of urgency review the Ranches Implementation Committee which was set up by the former President Goodluck Jonathan administration to establish cattle ranches in all the 36 states and the FCT.

Dr. Tyomanger who is also The Executive Chairman of Jamatah Group West Africa Ltd., Abuja-FCT stated this while making his contribution at this year’s National Security Conference which was held at the NAF Conference Centre, Kado, Abuja yesterday.

He revealed that he was not just talking as a participant but as a core victim of insecurity as he has not visited his ancestral village in Gwer West Local Government Area of Benue State for the past five years and owing to the insecurity there.  He said Fulani terrorists who usually disguise themselves as herders have taken over the entire Ihyarev Community of Gwer West, Makurdi and Guma Local Government Areas of Benue State.

The APMAN President particularly called on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu not to contemplate going ahead with former President Buhari’s RUGA or Cow Grazing Route Program as population density and advancement have far out-weighed this primitive idea of animal husbandry business as only ranching can stem the ugly situation.

According to Tyomanger :  ” There is nothing much anyone can say than letting everyone who cares to listen know that Open Grazing is an outdated and archaic practice for animal husbandry business. Nomadic Farming has no place in modern agriculture. Nigerian herders should therefore learn to embrace ranching as the only known  method  for animal husbandry business.  That is the international best practice all over the world and Nigeria who  brands herself  as  the Giant of Africa cannot be an exception.

He further pleaded with the Fulani elite to sincerely educate their kinsmen about the need to embrace cattle ranching as the only way to go.