Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi born on August 8, 1956 is a Nigerian politician. He was a former governor of Kaduna State of Nigeria from May 29, 1999 to May 29, 2007, and was later elected a
Senator for Kaduna North in April 2007. He is a native of Makarfi, Makarfi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
When Ahmed 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.
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.
Makarfi 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. In April 2007 he became aSenator representing Kaduna North Senatorial District.