Simon Bako Lalong was born on 5 May, 1963 in Ajikamai of Shendam Local Government of Plateau State.
Simon Bako Lalong attended Government Secondary School in Shendam LGA for his SSCE qualification before moving to School of Preliminary Studies (S.P.S) in Keffi Local Government Area Nassarawa State and passed out in 1986.
After his elementary and secondary schools education in Shendam Local Government Area he proceeded to the School of Preliminary Studies (S.P.S) Keffi, passing out in 1986. He then continued to Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, graduating in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in Law. This was immediately followed by the Law School in Lagos, where he was also called to Bar. He later obtained a master’s degree in Law from the University of Jos, in 1996.
Simon Bako Lalong is the longest serving Speaker in the history of Plateau State House of Assembly and was elected Chairman, Conference of Speakers of the 36 State Houses of Assembly in Nigeria a capacity he served between 2001-2002.
Shortly, Simon Bako Lalong lost his brother Mr. Wummen Bako due to illness on 26th September 2017 after a protracted illness. Wummen Tsenba Bako was buried in Ajikamai, Shendam LGA on 14th October 2017.
Simon Bako Lalong was re-elected for second term as Governor of Plateau State after beating the Jeremiah T. Useni, candidate of People’s Democratic Party during the 9th March, 2019 general elections in Plateau and 23rd March Plateau State supplementary governorship elections ordered by INEC due to inconclusive results.