The Cross Rivers University of Technology is to confer an honorary doctorate degree on former Kaduna State governor and Acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi.
According to a letter of award to the former governor dated October 23, 2017 and signed by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Owan Enoh, the former governor is to receive the award at the university’s convocation ceremony scheduled for November 23, 2017.
The letter read in part: “After painstaking search, using objective and rational standards of appraisal, the management of Cross River University of Technology has found you most worthy for the conferment of an honourary doctorate in its next convocation ceremony scheduled for Saturday. November 25, 2017
“Your track record as Governor of Kaduna State in all facets of development, your acute sense of purpose and effective leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and as a distinguished Senator of the Federal Republic, find rare comparisons in modern Nigeria.
“As a university sensitive to achievement as a basis for development, we find no better way to express our appreciation for what you have come to represent.”