|Intro||The founder and chief executive officer of Cedar Seed Foundation|
|Birth||29 April 1980|
Lois Auta was born on 29 April 1980. She hails from Kaduna State, Nigeria. Lois Auta is the founder and chief executive officer of Cedar Seed Foundation. She has received awards for her role in promoting disabled sport globally in the U.S. She was hosted among 30 Nigerians by President Mohammadu Buhari for technology innovation and creativity.
Early life and family
Auta was born into the Auta Akok family of Kagoro, Kaura local government area of Kaduna State.</ref>.
Auta holds a diploma and a bachelor’s degree in public administration from the University of Abuja Nigeria.
Auta is the founder and Executive Director of Cedar Seed Foundation, and a support staff member with Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
Auta has advocated for the betterment of persons with disabilities in Nigeria for over five years. Her positions and roles include:
- President of FCT Disabled Sports Club, Abuja
- Board Member of Federation of Civil Servants Staff with Disabilities Multipurpose Cooperative Society
- Assistant National Coordinator of Advocacy for Women with Disabilities Initiative
- Board Member of Potters Gallery Initiative
- Member of Joint National Association of Persons with disabilities
- Founder of Ability Africa
- President of Women on Wheels Multipurpose Cooperative Society
She has held meetings with world leaders including John Kerry, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, US Assistant Secretary of State on African Affairs. Ambassador Rice, US senators, the Nigerian president, Nigerian senators, ministers, and Chief Executive Officers of world recognized companies and organizations.
Awards and recognition
She is a Mandela Washington Fellow, and Vice President of the Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumni Association, Nigeria.