Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has advised the National Association of Nigerian Students to enthrone a credible leadership to make it more formidable and relevant.
Okorocha gave the advice on Thursday when a delegation of the association paid him a visit at the Government House, Owerri.
He said NANS used to be a factor of change and a force to reckon with in the country because of the credibility its leadership enjoyed.
The governor regretted that NANS had not harnessed its potential in recent years.
He said leadership problems had bedeviled the association, denying it the opportunity to live up to expectations.
Okorocha urged the current leadership of NANS to repackage the association so that the country could make the best out of its existence.
He said the association had, in the recent past, been led by people who were obsessed about what they could get out of governance, instead of what they could put into it.
Speaking earlier, the Chairman of NANS’ 27th Inaugural Lecture Committee, Mr. Daniel Onjeh, had said the purpose of the visit was to strengthen the relationship between the governor and the association.
Also speaking, the NANS President, Yinka Gbadebo, said the association was identifying with the governor because of his philanthropy and achievements in governance.