Sahalu Junaidu Balarabe is a Professor of Computer Science at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. He received his training at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London and St. Andrews University, Scotland.

Professor Junaidu held a number of administrative positions.  He served as Head, Department of Computer Science, Dean, Faculty of Physical Sciences and was ICT Director for ten years all at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

Professor Junaidu is currently (from November 2021) on Secondment to the Nigerian Communications Commission and serving as the  Chief Research Adviser to the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami).  

Professor Junaidu is happily married with children.