Hon. Simon Akola was born on 25th January 1978 at Kano. He hails sfrom Ogbadibo LGA of Benue State
He had his primary school education at LGEA Primary School Odoba – Otukpa, 1983 – 1988, where he obtained the First School Leaving Certificate. He proceeded to Umoru Memorial Secondary School, Okwungaga, 2010 – 2019, for the West Africa Senior School Certificate programme. Thereafter he attended Benue State Polytechnic, Ugbokolo, 1995 – 1997, where he studied and obtained National Diploma in Business Administration.
Hon. Akola was appointed Supervisor of Health and Human Services, Ogbadibo LGC, 2015 – 2016. He is also Managing Director of Integrated Services.