Lariba Zuweira Abudu

Lariba Zuweira Abudu

Lariba Zuweira Abudu is a Ghanaian politician who has been the deputy CEO of the Northern Development Authority since 2018 and also served as a Member of Parliament for Walewale constituency since the 2020 Ghanaian General Elections.


27 September 1966

Early life

Born on May 12, 1966, in JANGA-FIO to Mrs. Abudu, an Educationist and a chief of Fio Traditional Area, she earned her first degree in Special Education in 2004 and her master's in Leadership and Development in 2015.


27 September 2020


Abudu  emerged victorious in the 2020 Ghanaian general election with 32,294 votes, accounting for 51.21% of the total votes, defeating Abdallah Abubakari of the National Democratic Congress and Ibrahim Mubarak of the National Democratic Party, who received 30,615 (48.55%) and 154 (0.24%) votes, respectively.



27 September 2023

Minister for Gender, Children, and Social Protection

Nana Akuffo-Addo nominated Abudu as the Minister for Gender, Children, and Social Protection and she currently holds the position as the Minister of Gender, Children, and Social Security.

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