The Chairman of the National Caretaker Committee (NCC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Makarfi has been conferred with an Honorary Doctorate by the Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH).

He was formally conferred with the honour at the institution’s convocation ceremony last Saturday.

According to a letter conveying to him his nomination for the award, signed by the Vice Chancellor of the school, Professor A. Owan Enoh, it was in recognition of his record of achievements as a state chief executive, senator of the Federal Republic and the chairman of the leading opposition party.

The letter stated: “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 achievements as a basis for development, we find no better way to express our appreciation to what you have come to represent.

“If you accept this humble offer by the university, as we pray you do, very kindly notify the management of the university and include as well a detail brief about your achievements from which a citation will be written for presentation on the occasion.”