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.