By Olayode Abdurasaq
The Research Institutes Games Association of Nigeria (RIGAN) on Wednesday 26th August, 2020 elected Dr. O. F Owolade of the Institute of Agricultural Research and Training as the Executive Council President and also Sir Humphrey Ubimago of Raw materials Research and Development Council emerged as the Council’s Secretary, in Ibadan council meeting. .
Owolade while delivering his acceptance speech at the RIGAN post Game National Council meeting, thanked all members for their support during his tenure as the National Secretary and as well for casting their votes in his favor.
He said” I hereby solicit with all humility for more of your support.”
He then assured the council members that the association would be registered with the Cooperate Affairs Commission (CAC) before the end of the year to make it legal in order to engage the services of consultants and solicit for sponsorship from corporate organizations as sport loved individuals.
The Newly elected National Executive council (NEC) members are:-
1.President – Dr O.F. Owolade , IART Ibadan
2.VICE PRESIDENT – Postor Micheal monuei. NAPRI/ABU ZARIA
3 National SEC. GEN Sir Humphrey Ubimago
4. NATIONAL ASST. SECRETARY-Victor Bako NARICT Zaria
5. NATIONAL TREASURER – Bisi Azeez FRIN IBADAN .
6. NATIONAL FIN. SEC. James Dashe NILEST,
7. PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER.- Amos Tabe NBRRI, Abujà
RIGAN as an sports association comprised of thirty-five Research and Development Institutes under the aegis of the Federal Ministries of Agriculture, Science and Technology, Health, Education and Environment, with the primary objectives of bringing together various Research and Development Institutes through sporting activities in all its ramifications as well as to provide recreation, interaction and any other healthy competition as a way of promoting friendliness among members of the various Institutes, in addition to achieve sound mind and physical fitness required for attaining the goals set for Research and Development Institutes.
Aside from electing new NEC members,the meeting also reviewed the last games festival and kicked start plans for the 2021 games festival.