Nigerian Woman With Disability Bags Global Leadership Award

By Israel Bulus, Kaduna

Lois Auta, a native of Kaduna state northwestern Nigeria has emerged the only African and first disable young global leader of World Economic Forum.
Lois made the 2017 class award in Argentina.

She returned to Nigeria and was received at the Kaduna international airport amidst pomp and pageantry.

Lois Auta
Lois Auta

While fielding question from Journalists, Lois said: “It was amazing when I got to Argentina. I was the only young disability leader from Africa to received the award.”
” I was affected with polio at the age of two. I did not see that as a barriar to my future rather, a bridge to make my life more influencial,” Lois said.

According to her, the collaboration and partnership she got with othe disable organisation will help to explore her potentials the more.

Lois commended her family for believing in her and seeing beyond her predicament.

” I want to tell you that I am a university graduate,  a CEO and a Managing Director. I had a warm handshakes with President Obama and  President Buhari.”
The global award economy winner, Lois said if Nigerian government consider and speedily pass the people with disability bill, it will help foster and alleviate their plight as a people with vision.

Lois, a Polio survivor joined 99 other leaders below the age of 40 in Argentina where she received an award for impacting her generation positively.

She urged the public and the government to believed on the people with disability, adding, “I want to also called on my colleagues to believe in theirselves. They can go to Schools and become CEOs one day,” Lois advised.

Lois said she is partnering with other disable organisations and government that will help in fostering a brilliant intiatives.

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