Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, has said he had never taken alcohol or smoked cigarettes in his life because of their side effects on the human system.
God’swill Akpabio stated this while speaking to secondary school students who participated in the grand finale of the National Quiz Competition organised by the National Institute For Legislative And Democratic Studies.
He congratulated the students for getting to the finals of the quiz. He therefore urged them to steer off vices that could affect their dreams and aspirations in life. He specifically urged them to refrain from taking alcohol or engaging in smoking any form of substance that could be injurious to their health.
“You should strive to become visionary leaders in the future by abstaining from things that would truncate your dreams and goals. In my case, I have never smoked cigarettes or taken alcohol before. This is because, growing up, I listened to parental guidance. As a kid, I usually see a man who would stagger on the road and fall into the gutters. I asked my mum who told me it was because he was drunk…. Some people would drink alcohol and drive home while others would drink and drive to paradise.” Akpabio said
He further said Nigeria deserves honest youths who are God-fearing.