Simon Lalong Biography, Early Life, Age, Family, Education, Career And Net Worth

Simon Lalong Biography
Simon Lalong a Nigerian lawyer, politician, and the current serving Governor of Plateau State, Nigeria.
Prior to his winning the 2015 gubernatorial elections in Plateau State, Simon has served in several other offices, including the Plateau State House of Assembly where he served as for more than 7 years. During that period he was two times (2001–2002) elected as the Chairman of the Conference of Speakers of the 36 states of Nigeria.
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Simon Lalong Profile

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Full names: Simon Lalong
Date of birth: 5th May 1963
Age: 57 years (2020)
Place of birth: Plateau State, Nigeria
Nationality: Nigerian
Spouse: Regina Lalong
Children: Stephanie, Naanshak and Tiopsan
Education: Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
Occupation: Lawyer, politician
Net worth:

Simon Lalong Biography, Date Of Birth, Early Life, Family And Education

Simon Lalong was born on the 5th of May, 1963 in Shendam, Plateau State, Nigeria. After completing his elementary and secondary schools education in Shendam Local Government Area he proceeded to the School of Preliminary Studies (S.P.S) Keffi.
he further gained admission into the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, graduating in 1990 with a bachelor's degree in Law. He was called to bar after finishing from the Law School in Lagos in 1992.
In 1996, Lalong obtained a master's degree in Law from the University of Jos.

Career and Politics

Simon Lalong started his professional career as an attorney immediately after his graduation from law school. During his period as a lawyer, he worked with a few law firms, one of which he co-owned.
He served as the Deputy Scribe of the Nigerian Bar Association in Plateau State between 1992 and 1994. In 1998, he temporarily discarded legal practice to pursue his political career. 
He contested and won the seat of the member of the Plateau State House of Assembly representing his native Shendam Constituency under the People's Democratic Party (PDP).
Simon Lalong further served as the speaker of the assembly between 2000 to 2006. He was the longest-serving speaker of the House in the history of Plateau State.
In 2015, he contested and won the seat as the governor of Plateau State, but this time under the All Progressive Congress (APC) political platform.
He was re-elected as governor on the 23rd of March 2020 after polling 595,582 votes against his closest rival, Gen. Jeremiah Husseini of the PDP who polled 546,813 votes in the Plateau State supplementary Gubernatorial Election. He was re-elected as the governor of Plateau State on May 29, 2019.

Personal Life

Governor Simon Lalong is happily married to Regina Lalong and the marriage is blessed with three children, Stephanie (Daughter), Naanshak (Son) and Tiopsan (Daughter).

Awards and Recognition

Simon Lalong is a recipient of several awards, both in Plateau State and beyond. Some of them include:
• Honourary Fellow of the Nigeria Academy of Education.
• Paul Harris Fellow of the Rotary Club (July 21st 2006)
• Honourary Fellow of the College of Animal Health and Production Technology (FCAHT), Vom, amongst others
• THE NATION’s Maiden Special Summit and Award in recognition of giant strides in the area of “Food and Agricultural Development in Plateau State and Nigeria” (April 26th 2018)
• THE BLUEPRINT’s Maiden Annual Impact Series Award in recognition of giant strides in the area of “Tolerance, Unity and Security as a legacy for National Development” (July 16th 2018)
• International Peace Awardee Center For African Peace and Conflict Resolution (CAPCR), California State University, Sacramento, USA (April 28th 2018)

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