I am Lois Auta, passionate in nonprofit organizations, creativity, humanities, politics and community development. I was born on April 29, 1980 in Plateau State hails from Kagoro, Kaura Local Government of Kaduna State, Nigeria. Poliomyelitis affected me at age two but I have scaled through countless hurdles even as an orphan and physically challenged woman. I am the founder and former executive director of Cedar Seed Foundation, Nigeria. I am vibrant and productive, a role model to many, local champion and global citizen, Nigerian politician, hardworking, full of life and energy, brave, courageous, independent, mentor, full of innovative ideas and a strong development bridge builder.
I have over five years of experience advocating for the betterment of persons with disabilities locally and globally. I am a Mandela Washington Fellow, Ashoka Changemaker Scholar, Aso Villa Demo Day Finalist, I was the only Nigerian selected in 2017 and the first woman with disability from Africa named Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. I see my disability as a bridge and not a barricade, as a blessing and not a curse, as strength and not a weakness and I see my disability as an opportunity to change the world. I am a woman with 99.9% abilities and experienced disability icon with a confirmation history of working in the civic space.
Why am I vying?
I believe when given the opportunity to serve the people into the Office of House of Representative 2019 AMAC/Bwari Federal Constituency, FCT-Abuja I will make life better for every citizen.
I do not have legs but I have mouth to speak, hands to write, brain to think and act beyond disability, see my persona and not my wheelchair. I am going to be your thisability voice until your rights are given and your issues are included in government policies and programs. It is going to be a new thing in Nigeria when I become a member of the parliament as the first woman with disability to be there, is going to be innovative, historic and will give my party a good name as the most inclusive party (ACCORD) in Nigeria, Africa and the rest of the World, creating more opportunities for persons living with disability across the world.
Look out for - “The number one party logo in the ballot paper, “ACCORD”, and number one in inclusion.”
I have never allowed my disability to make me a liability despite my humble background but fought my way through life. I am the President, Disabled Sports Club, President - Women on Wheels, 1st Vice President – Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumni Association Nigeria Chapter. Assistant National Coordinator - Advocacy for Women with Disabilities Initiative, Board Member - Potters Gallery Initiative and Member - Joint National Associations of Persons with disabilities. I have a diploma in Public administration from University of Abuja and Bachelor of Science in Public Administration from the same institution.
What they say?
Lois is a young vibrant woman who is very productive, full of life and energy. She is a role model and mentor, she is courageous, independent, and intelligent. She is a jealous guardian of our democracy, She embraces the joy to continually participate, advocate and improve the greatness of people of AMAC and Bwari.
Visit http://www.LoisAuta.com for my manifesto, what I stand for, and make-a-change plan
I represent inclusion, development, progress, innovation, ethical leadership, partnership and best ideologies.