Senator Makarfi Bags Doctorate Degree from KASU
Kaduna State University (KASU), will confer an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Management on Distinguished Senator Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi at its convocation ceremony slated for Saturday, 8th December 2018.
The decision to honour Makarfi with the award, according to the Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Mohammed Tanko, was in recognition of the Senator’s numerous contributions to nation building across time.
Some of the contributions, according to the Vice Chancellor, apart from establishing the University in the first place, included, among others, the political and administrative dexterity with which he handled issues as Governor of Kaduna State from 1999 to 2007.
During his tenure, the state witnessed massive infrastructural developments in both rural and urban areas as he doggedly and successfully campaigned for peace and harmony in the complex and multi-ethnic and multi-religious state.
Senator Makarfi was founding member of the Board of Trustees of the Institute of Peace and Conflict Resolution, Abuja before becoming Governor of Kaduna State. He served as Chairman Senate Committee on Finance for eight years. He resolved to remain in the PDP to rescue it at its hour of dire need. Through his commitment and dexterity, he brought the party back to life at a time many had given it up for dead.
All these and others, the University believed were evidence of Senator Makarfi’s “democratic resoluteness and passion for Nigeria, borne out of the need to build a strong, united, prosperous and resourceful nation”, and for which the award was fitting.
Mukhtar Zubairu Sirajo