Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, has explained why has has never taken alcohol or smoked cigarettes in his life.
Akpabio said this on Thursday while addressing secondary school students who participated in the grand finale of the National Quiz Competition organised by the National Institute For Legislative And Democratic Studies.
Akpabio urged the students to refrain from taking alcohol or engaging in smoking any form of substance that could be injurious to their health.
He said, “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 Nigeria deserves honest youths who are God-fearing.