Senate President Godswill Akpabio has revealed the reasons behind his abstinence from cigarettes and alcohol.
Akpabio credits his upbringing and parental guidance for steering him away from these vices.
Speaking at the National Quiz Competition organized by the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies for secondary school students in Enugu, Akpabio emphasized that the negative repercussions associated with these substances have also played a significant role in his decision to refrain from smoking and drinking.
According to Akpabio: “You should strive to become visionary leaders in future by abstaining from things that would truncate your dreams and goals. In my own 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 saw 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.”