Nigerian politician and the former Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi was born on August 8, 1956 Makarfi, Makarfi Local Government Area of Kaduna State. Makarfi is a Muslim, married with four children.
From 1999 to 2007, he was served as governor of Kaduna State in Nigeria after which he was elected Senator for Kaduna North in April 2007. He is a member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Makarfi attended primary school from 1965 to 1973 and then attended the Federal Government College in Enugu from 1973 to 1978. In 1979, Makarfi was admitted to the School of Basic Studies at Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.
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After graduation from the university, he was a part-time Lecturer in the Department of Accounting from 1987-1993. During this time, he received a Master of Science degree in Accounting and Finance.
Makarfi started his working career at the Nigeria Universal Bank, where he rose to the rank of Assistant General Manager. He held many ad-hoc responsibilities during this period. In 1994, he was appointed to the Kaduna State Executive Council as Honorable Commissioner of Finance and Economic Planning before returning to the private sector.
He became a member of the Board of Trustees at the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution in Abuja as well as its Director of Finance and Administration. In 2016, Makarfi was appointed PDP national Chairman at a Convention held in Port Harcourt but was removed in 2017 and Ali Modu Sheriff was declared chairman, but after a five-man Apex Court verdict, Makarfi was reinstated as National PDP Chairman.