Meet The Deputy Governor Of Kogi State, Simon Achuba
The new deputy governor of Kogi State, Simeon Achuba, was born on July 13, 1964 and hails from Iyano-Ibaji, in Ibaji Local Government Area of the state.
He started his early education at LGEA Primary School, Iyano-Ibaji, between 1971 and 1976 and proceeded to Idah Secondary Commercial College between 1976 and 1981 for his O’ Level certificate.
Achuba attended College of Education Katsina/Ala, Benue State between 1985 and 1988 where he obtained his National Certificate in Education (NCE).
In his quest for more knowledge, Achuba gained admission to Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja between 1998 and 2001 where he obtained Higher National Diploma (HND) in Public Administration.
He obtained a Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Public Administration from Kogi State University, Anyigba in 2004.
Achuba also attended Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma in Edo State between 2004 and 2005 where he obtained a Master’s Degree in Public Administration.
He has held various leadership positions including Vice Chairman, Ibaji Local Government Council, 1997-1998; member, Kogi State House of Assembly, 1999-2003 and two term deputy speaker in Kogi State House of Assembly, 1997 and 2007.
Achuba was chairman, Kogi State Environmental Protection Board between 2012 and 2015; Government nominated member, Amateur Wrestling Federation Board, 2008 till date.
He has served at various times as chairman, House Committee on Public Account, Public Petition and Human Right, Commerce and Industry while he was member of the Kogi State House of Assembly.
He was also the Director General, Prince Abubakar Audu Governorship Campaign Organisation in 2008.
Achuba is an accomplished business man who majored in the areas of construction, production, oil and gas retailing amongst others.