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Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi (born 8 August 1956) is a Nigerian politician and the former Chairman of the People's Democratic Party. He was the two times governor of Kaduna state and one time senator.

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Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi
Governor of Kaduna State
In office
29 May 1999 – 29 May 2007
Preceded by Umar Farouk Ahmed
Succeeded by Mohammed Namadi Sambo
Senator for Kaduna North
In office
29 May 2007 – 2011
Preceded by Dalhatu Tafida
Succeeded by Suleiman Othman Hunkuyi
Personal details
Born 8 August 1956 (1956-08-08) (age 65)
Makarfi LGA, Kaduna State, Nigeria
Nationality Nigerian
Political party PDP
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Early life and education

Makarfi was born in Makarfi Local Government Area of Kaduna State. He went to Federal Government College Enugu. 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. He also holds masters degree in accounting and finance in Ahmadu Bello University. He was a part-time Lecturer in the Department of Accounting.


Makarfi began his career at the Nigeria Universal Bank, where he rose to the rank of Assistant General Manager. He was appointed as Commissioner of Finance and Economic. Makarfi was elected as the executive governor of Kaduna State in 1999 and also won a second four-year term in 2003. He was elected as a Senator representing Kaduna North Senatorial District. In 2016, Makarfi was appointed PDP national Chairman at a Convention held in Port Harcourt and later resigned after 2019 primary election.

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