Simon Bako Lalong, the Governor of Plateau State, was born on May 5th, 1963. He is a native of Ajikamai in Shendam Local Government Area of Plateau State. He’s a Nigerian Lawyer and politician.
Simon Bako Lalong is married to Regina Lalong.
|R.C.M. Primary School Shendam||First School Leaving Certificate||1977|
|G.S.S Shendam||O’ Level Certificate||1982|
|S.P.S Keffi||A – level||1986|
|ABU Zaria||B.A In Law||1990|
|University of Jos||Msc. Degree In Law||1986|
|T- Obot & Co. Legal Practitioners, Jos||Legal Associate||1992|
|Victor Fomwul & Co. Jos||Legal Associate||1997- 1999|
|Simon B. Lalong & Co. Legal Practitioners.||Managing Partner||1999|
Shendam, Plateau State, Nigeria
5 May 1963
All progressive congress (APC)
State House of Assembly
Governor of Plateau state
In 1999, he hearkened to the call of the people of Shendam constituency to contest into the state House of Assembly, which he won with a landslide victory under the platform of the PDP (a party he took part in its formation in Shendam L.G.A.). He was subsequently made the Speaker of the State House of Assembly in October 2000.
As a Speaker, Simon Bako Lalong’s rare leadership qualities earned him the record of the longest serving Speaker in the history of Plateau state legislature (2000 – 2006 i.e seven years of unbroken quality leadership).
Also, while serving as a Speaker, his leadership qualities endeared him to all his fellow Speakers across the 36 states in Nigeria who elected him twice as Chairman, Nigerian Conference of Speakers (i.e. forum of all the 36 Speakers of the federation) from 2001- 2002. He was the National Chairman, forum of All former Speakers of Nigeria and also Chairman of former State Legislators, Plateau State Chapter.
Simon Bako Lalong’s outstanding qualities also made him win the 1999 and 2003 elections into the State House of Assembly representing Shendam Constituency.
Simon Bako Lalong contested for the Governorship in Plateau state in the April 2015 elections under the Platform of the All Progressive Congress(APC) and won.
He will be retiring from his current position as the Governor of Plateau State in the upcoming 2023 election.
Awards & Honours
- Establishment of Plateau State University (now Solomon Lar University) BokkosEstablishment of College of Agriculture GarkawaEstablishment of College of Arts, Science and Remedial Studies, KurgwiCreation of additional/new chiefdoms and districtsCreation of additional State Wards, Private Bill on establishment of structures in Local Govt. Councils.
Inability to control the herdsmen killing indigenes of Plateau State.