The Team

Nkoyo Rapu

OF COUNSEL

Nkoyo Rapu

Nkoyo’s legal experience spans over 30 years.  She started her legal career as a government legal representative with the Legal Aid Council and then proceeded to Oshinowo & Co as a Counsel in Chambers before joining the prestigious Allan and Ogunkeye.

She is also involved in extensive work with non-governmental organizations with particular emphasis on matters relating to women and children in the socio-economic and political context of the Nigerian society. In this regard, she has played a significant role at the national level in the area of women empowerment having been appointed to various committees. She sits on the board of trustees of Freedom Foundation, an umbrella organization of five NGO units committed to pioneering change in society through poverty alleviation and wealth creation. She is also director of Stone Creek Property Investment Company whose aim is to project a new way of community living.

Nkoyo has led two trade missions to Togo and more recently, to South Africa with the involvement of both the Nigerian embassy and the embassies of the host countries. She was amongst a select Nigerian delegation appointed by the American Embassy to attend the Annual Business Global Renaissance Summit in Washington D.C, their assignment focus being the creation of more business for more women across more borders. She also served as a board member of the Canadian and African Business Women's Alliance - (CAABWA).

Education

  • University of Lagos (LLM)
  • The City of London Polytechnic (Diploma in English Private Law).

Consultancy Record

  • Norwegian Human Rights Fund Royal Norwegian Embassy Lagos
  • United States Agency Information Development (USAID) Victoria Island, Lagos.
  • Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA) Lagos Chapter
  • Jamaican High Commission, Abuja, Nigeria.    

Appointments

Federal Government Committees:

Women's Affirmative Action Committee, December 1998 inaugurated by the Federal Ministry of Women's Affairs, Abuja, Nigeria.  
Assignment: Constitutional amendments for women.

Constitution Drafting Committee, January 2000 inaugurated by National Centre for Women's Development, Abuja.
Assignment: Prepare consensus on position of Nigerian women on 1999 constitution

American Embassy (Nigerian Delegation):
Selected to attend the Annual Business Women's Global Renaissance Summit in Washington D.C, October 1999.
Assignment: More Business for More Women across More Borders.

Canadian and African Business Women's Alliance Nigeria (CAABWA)
Assignment: Forge business associations between Nigerian and Canadian Business Women.