Ms. Rita Oyoku is a Serial Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Humanitarian, and Sought-After Thought Leader in the Business, International Affairs, Diplomacy, Social Service, Trade, and Investment Sectors.
She’s the Founder/President of Global Harmony Envoy International Initiative (GHEII), a nongovernmental organisation that is focused on curbing illegal migration crises and reducing crime rates.
As a multifaceted visionary and charismatic leader with over 25 years of experience and a laudable track record to show, she has received notable awards and recognitions both locally and internationally for her positive impact driven towards sustainability, and progression.
Also included on the list are Culture enthusiast and journalist, Jahman Oladejo Anikulapo; businessman and philanthropist, Femi Otedola; and author and businesswoman, Ibukun Awosika.
The 2024 reputation list featured individuals from diverse sectors, including governance, human rights, education, entertainment, and business.
Some other Nigerians featured on the list are: Businesswoman, Folorunsho Alakija; Abdul Samad Isyaku Rabiu; Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala; Armstrong Ume Takakang of the Ministry of Finance; Catherine Uju Ifejika; Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Gabriel Aduda; D. Jumoke Oduwole; Nuhu Ribadu; Modupe Adefeso-Olateju, and Mohammed Bulama of the FRCN.
Others are Pretoria University’s Prof Daniël Christiaan de Wet Swanepoel to Microbiologist Jean-Jacques Muyembe-Tamfum from Congo Democratic Republic; Prof. Gebisa Ejeta of Ethiopia and Prof Mohamed Hag Ali Hassan from Sudan.
Ms. Oyoku currently serves as the first appointed Trade and Investment Commissioner of Vanuatu in Nigeria.
Her duties include but are not limited to the development, strengthening, and promotion of a successful bilateral relationship between both countries and further exploring opportunities which in view will encourage other gainful relations.