Akpabio Speaks on His Modest Early Lifestyle: “I’ve Never Smoked Cigarettes or Taken Alcohol”

Akpabio Speaks on His Modest Early Lifestyle: “I’ve Never Smoked Cigarettes or Taken Alcohol”

  • Godswill Akpabio has advised youths in the country to strive for excellence in their academic pursuit
  • Akpabio, who disclosed that he had never smoked cigarettes or tasted alcohol, urged students to shun youthful exuberance
  • The Senate president noted that parental guidance played a huge role in his growth and development

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

FCT, Abuja - The president of the Nigerian Senate, Godswill Akpabio, has shared a glimpse of how he lived a youthful but modest life.

Akpabio disclosed that he has never smoked cigarettes or quaffed alcohol his entire life due to their side effects.

Senate president, Godswill Akapbio
Akpabio said parental guidance shaped him into becoming the man he is today. Photo credit: The Senate President - Nigeria
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Akpabio sends words of wisdom to students, youths

The Senate president made this disclosure on Thursday, November 16, in Abuja while addressing students from different secondary schools across the country in a national quiz competition organised by the National Institute For Legislative And Democratic Studies (NILDS).

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As reported by The Cable, Akpabio said the students should strive to become visionary leaders by abstaining from habits that could affect their dreams.

He specifically admonished the students to refrain from taking alcohol or smoking any form of substance that could be harmful to their health.

Akpabio asks Tinubu to sack appointees who shun NASS summons

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Akpabio had sent a strong recommendation to President Tinubu regarding underperforming heads of agencies.

Akpabio, on Thursday, November 9, urged the president to sack any head of government agency that fails to honour the invitations of the National Assembly committees.

He made this known at the opening of a public hearing on the 2024-2026 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP) at the Red Chamber.

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Tinubu, Akpabio dragged to court

In another development, Legit.ng reported that Aniekan Akpan, the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Akwa Ibom state, and the secretary, Harrison Ekpo, sued President Bola Tinubu.

The Senate president, Godswill Obot Akpabio, was also sued.

Both All Progressives Congress chieftains were sued over the controversial appointment of Etekamba Umoren as the Resident Electoral Commissioner of the south-south state.

Source: Legit.ng

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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng with 6+ years of experience. Before joining Legit.ng, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email: esther.odili@corp.legit.ng.

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