The Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (FRIN) Ibadan has emerged the overall champions of the 16th RIGAN Games with 20 Gold, 21 Silver and 22 Bronze medals.
The 16th RIGAN Games held at Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute in Sango-Ota, Ogun State had 20 Institutes who battled for honours during the 10-day competition.
FRIN defeated Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi by a lone goal.
The participating Institutes were drawn from ministries of science and technology, agriculture, transport, health, industries and the Presidency.
According to the president of RIGAN, Professor Rabiu Adamu of the Ahmadu Bello University, ABU Zaria, about 1,500 athletes competed in athletics (track and field), football, volleyball, basketball, tennis, table tennis, indoor games like squash, badminton, draught, chess and scrabble.
Other winners are: National Veterinary Research Institute, Vom Jos (NVRI) who came second with a total of 59 medals comprising 18 Gold, 16 Silver, 25 Bronze and third position was claimed by Institute for Agricultural Research & Training Moor Plantation Ibadan (IAR &T) with a total medal of 49 comprising of 14 gold, 22 silver 13 bronze.
The host Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute (NBRRI) came 6th with 13 medals comprising 5 gold 1 silver and 6 bronze altogether.