10, Lord Lugard street, Asokoro Abuja Nigeria.
H.E Ambassador Muhammad Makarfi
H.E Ambassador Muhammad Makarfi
Nigeria's Ambassador to Brazil

Meet Prof. Muhammed Makarfi, Nigeria's Ambitious Academic Diplomat!
"From the vast plains of Makarfi, Kaduna State, emerges a visionary figure with a passion for economics and agriculture."

B.Sc (Agric) ABU; M.Sc (Agric Econs) ABU; M.Sc (Banking Finance) BUK; Ph.D (Agric Econs) ABU.

Area of Expertise:
- Agricultural Finance Policy
- Agricultural Production & Agribusiness Management
- Microfinance Banking Consultant

Professional Affiliations:
FSPSP; Member Chartered Institute Bankers; MNIM (Member NIg In Management); Fellow Society of Peace Studies & Practices.

"An intellect with an impressive array of academic achievements, Prof. Makarfi is a trailblazer in the fields of Agricultural Economics and Finance."

Embarking on a Diplomatic Journey:
Appointed as Nigeria's Ambassador to Brazil by His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari in July 2020, Prof. Makarfi represents the heart and soul of Nigerian intellect on the international stage. With Letters of Credence presented to the President of Brazil, His Excellency Jair Bolsonaro, in October 2021, he embraced his new role with fervor and dedication.

Academic & Research Contributions:
As a Research Fellow at the Institute of Agricultural Research (I.A.R), Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Prof. Makarfi delved into economics, cereal production, irrigation development, and rural socio-economic aspects in Nigeria. His prolific writing includes numerous publications in esteemed international and local journals, as well as commissioned technical reports. Agribusiness Management, Agriculture Finance Policy, Production Economics, and Environmental Finance are the realms of his academic passion.

Stepping Beyond Academia:
Beyond the ivory towers, Ambassador Makarfi's journey encompasses a vast range of managerial experiences in banking and finance with both national and international commercial banks. His association with Bayero University Microfinance Bank (BUMFB) and the Federal University of Dutse Microfinance Bank exemplifies his commitment to financial growth and development.

"A multifaceted personality, Prof. Makarfi's involvement in political activities showcases his dedication to the progress and prosperity of Nigeria."

A Visionary Leader:
An advocate for institutional development and collaborative leadership, Prof. Makarfi is well-versed in negotiation and conflict resolution. Amidst his professional engagements, he finds joy in a harmonious family life, being a devoted husband and father.

"In the vibrant tapestry of Nigeria's diplomatic and intellectual landscape, Prof. Muhammed Makarfi shines as a beacon of excellence and a bridge of friendship between nations."

Prof. Ekanem Braide
Prof. Ekanem Braide
President Nigeria Academy of Science.
H.E. Ambassador David Doyle
H.E. Ambassador David Doyle
EU Regulatory Policy Expert
Prof. Atwa Atwa
Prof. Atwa Atwa
Prof. and Director of Technology Management and Commercialization Office at Agricultural Research Center
Prof. Conrad Asotie Omonhinmin
Prof. Conrad Asotie Omonhinmin
Molecular plant systematist and biostatistician
Mrs. Rabiat Yetunde Popoola
Mrs. Rabiat Yetunde Popoola
Prof. Funmi Adebambo
Prof. Funmi Adebambo
University Professor at University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
Co-Chair Board of Advisors - RIKE-SD

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