The President while revealing some of his personal information also disclosed that he, however, stopped smoking in 1977.
Speaking with The Sun, Buhari noted that he had never taken alcohol all through his life.
According to him, “I used to smoke, but of course, I abandoned it, I think in 1977.
“Even in the military tradition, how they break you in, I said well, the military did not stop anybody practising his religion.
“My religion said no alcohol and no alcohol. So, that was respected. I was never forced to take alcohol and I have never voluntarily taken it because I want to remain alert all the time. There is a tendency that when you drink, you would want to have a bottle more, or a glass more and do something stupid.
“I also thought women ought to have taken more interest in me but I don’t know why they didn’t. I must have something they didn’t like. I assure you of that. I didn’t drink, I smoked, I had girlfriends; it was true.”