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Permanent Secretary Government House

Barr. Balarabe Poloma(mni)
Permanent Secretary
Government House

Barr. Balarabe Poloma(mni) was born on 27th November, 1963 and hails from Balanga Local Government. He attended Shehu Garai and Sa’adu Zungur Primary School from 1970 – 1976.  He proceeded to Federal Government College, Jos from 1976 – 1981. Barr. Poloma, then enrolled in Bauchi College of Arts and Science (BACAS) where he obtained an IJMB Certificate in 1981 – 1983. In  1983 he went to Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria where he obtained his first degree in L.L.B Civil Law in 1986; called to Bar at Nigerian Law School, Lagos in 1987; Postgraduate Diploma in Legislative Drafting in 2001 respectively and a Member National Institute (mni) in 2019.

He started his working career in 1988 – 1993 as a State Counsel (II) in Ministry of Justice, Bauchi State. After the creation of Gombe State his services were transferred to Ministry of Justice, Gombe as a Senior State Counsel from 1993 – 1996. Due to sequels of promotions based on his experiences, hard work and dedication to his duties he rose to Director in 2003; in 2003 – 2007 he was appointed Solicitor General and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Gombe State; Permanent Secretary/Legal Adviser to Gombe State Independent Electoral Commission in August, 2007 – 2017. Later appointed as Permanent Secretary in the State Civil Service Commission, Gombe from 2017 – 2020. Currently, Barr. Poloma is the Permanent Secretary, Government House, Gombe since 2021-to-date. He also help responsibilities in various capacity. He is married with children.