- President of FCT Disabled Sports Club, Abuja
Board Member of Federation of Civil Servants Staff with Disabilities Multipurpose Cooperative Society
Lois Auta, 2017 World Changer was only two years when she was struck by poliomyelitis.
The young vibrant lady saw as an opportunity to not only carve a niche for herself but to also show others that disability shouldn’t be deterrent to achieving greatness in life and fulfilling one’s calling.
Throughout her 37 years of life, she has never allowed her disability to make her a liability despite her humble background but fought her way through life.
Lois’ advocacy made some persons with disabilities to be fully employed, scholarship awards to be given to students with disabilities, sign language interpreters to be included during meetings, ramps to be built in some offices, schools, churches, and restaurants and other social places.
She is a Mandela Washington Fellow, Vice President, Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumni Association, Nigeria, a support staff with Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, the Founder and Executive Director of Cedar Seed Foundation among others.
Her credibility and activities also featured in a selection in the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders the first class of 2014, an initiative of President Barack Obama. She met with President Barack Obama and got a presidential handshake from him and a hug from Michelle Obama.
Sports and disability (Lois Auta)
Lois is making things happen by ensuring the inclusion and participation of persons with disabilities in government policies and programs.
Lois Auta Meet the only Nigerian who made it to the 2017 World Changers List
The World Economic Forum has released its Global Leader Class of 2017. The people who are short-listed recognized for making considerable contributions to their field and society.