Lois Auta has over five years of experience advocating for the betterment of persons with disabilities. She was born on April 29, 1980 in Plateau State. She hails from Kagoro, Kaura Local Government of Kaduna State, Nigeria. She is the founder and chief executive officer of Cedar Seed Foundation, Nigeria. The NGO’s objective is to mainstream the issues and concerns of women, persons with disabilities in Nigeria into the national development agenda based on the United Nations evaluation of the rights of persons with disabilities (PWDs). Cedar Seed Foundation visualizes a world where PWD constituency participates fully in the society and enjoys equal rights. Lois is a young physically challenged lady who is very productive, a role model, hardworking, and full of ideas. She has never allowed her disability to make her a liability despite her humble background but fought her way through life. In her empathy for her disabled colleagues and the passion in empowering them socio-economically, she set up this organization in search of ways to better their lives, thereby helping to integrate them into the society as responsible and productive citizens. She is the President, Disabled Sports Club – Abuja, President
Women on Wheels Multipurpose Cooperative Society, 1st Vice President – Mandela Washington Fellowship Association, Nigeria. Assistant National Coordinator – Advocacy for Women with Disabilities Initiative, Board Member – Potters Gallery Initiative and Member – Joint National Associations of Persons with disabilities. She is a 2014 Mandela Washington Fellow, 2016 Ashoka Changemaker Scholar and Finalist – Aso Villa Demo Day 2016. She holds a diploma in Public administration from University of Abuja and a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration from the same University. Lois has represented persons with disabilities locally and globally.