Lois Auta – Thisabled Amazon Politician
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. 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 things happen 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 World. The number one party logo in the ballot paper is 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.
Lois is a young vibrant woman who is very productive, full of life and energy, a role model, brave, courageous, independent, mentor 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.
I want to see every citizen in my constituency included not excluded
I want to lead not rule
I want to provide solutions not being part of the problem
I want to be closer to the people by establishing constituency offices
I want to see good roads, good hospitals, inclusive transport systems, inclusive technology, inclusive and best schools in my constituency
I want to stop the traffic jam in Abuja roads
I want to improve the living standard of AMAC/Bwari citizens
I want to feed every family through agricultural modernization.
I want to see the unemployed being employed
I want to see every child in school
I want to see an inclusive curriculum
I want to see inclusive infrastructures everywhere
I want to see equal opportunities for women, young people, persons with disabilities and young girls. I will work and collaborate with passionate people and partners to achieve the sustainable development goals.
I represent inclusion, development, progress, innovation, ethical leadership, partnership and best ideologies.