Abdulswamad Nassir, the Mvita MP on Monday, January 10, delivered a message worthy of remembrance. The man gave an encouraging life story of how his young daughter helped him drop the use of drugs after constantly challenging him.
The MP was interviewed by TV47, and said that he had been addicted to a certain drug for many years that he couldn’t break from.
“I used to take not less than three packets of cigarettes per day. This slowly became a routine and I couldn’t get from it. One day my daughter told me that my smoking means that I didn’t even love them at all. She plainly denoted that I was smoking and drinking alcohol that would lead to my death leaving them in suffering. This was a statement that really challenged me,” the parliamentarian said.
That comment elicited an amount of self-reflection from Abdulswamad.
“I just imagined leaving my family without anyone to check on them. This triggered my thinking and without much time, I was fully out of smoking. My daughter has been an important part of my life. I can say she has helped me in a lot of decisions,” added Abdulswamad.
That wasn’t the only role his daughter has played in a life change that he made, with him leaving the media industry where he had worked for a long time.
“For a long time, I worked in various roles ranging from a DJ, presenter and also a media manager at Radio Rahma, Pulse Radio among other stations. One day I came home where I found my daughter dancing to some very obscene songs. I got angry and just wondered where she would have been listening to such music. The only reply I got is that the music is what I used to play at the radio as a Dj and presenter,” added Abdulswamad.