Ahmed Makarfi

Ahmed Makarfi Biography / Profile

Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi was born in Markafi, Kaduna State, Nigeria, on August 8th, 1956. He became the governor of Kaduna State in 1999 at the age of 43 and served for two terms between 1999 and 2007. He then proceeded to the Senate where he served for two terms up till 2015.

Ahmed Makarfi Age

Ahmed Makarfi is 67 years old.

Ahmed Makarfi Early Life

When Markafi concluded his primary school which he did from 1965 to 1973, he moved on to attend Federal Government College, Enugu from 1973 to 1978. In 1979, he gained admission into the School of Basic Studies, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.

Ahmed Makarfi Career

After he graduated from the university, Ahmed became part-time Lecturer in the Department of Accounting from 1987 to 1993. At the same period, Ahmed enrolled for a postgraduate studies, and received a Master of Science degree in Accounting and Finance. He later got a job at the Nigeria Universal Bank. There, he rose to become an Assistant General Manager.  He later was appointed the Kaduna State Commissioner of Finance and Economic Planning. He was also a member of the Board of Trustees at the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution and a Director of Finance and Administration of the Institute.

Makarfi was elected the governor of Kaduna State in 1999 and was re-elected on a second four-year term in 2003, and was succeeded by Mohammed Namadi Sambo in May 2007. After leaving the government house, he became a Senator representing Kaduna North Senatorial District until 2015, all under the People's Democratic Party.

Ahmed Makarfi Personal Life

A practicing muslim, Markafi is married to Hajiya Asma'u and together they have four children. He spends his free time with close friends and watching television especially football and tennis. He is a lover of pepper soup and sugar cane.

Ahmed Makarfi Net Worth

His net worth is not available.

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