April 15, 2024

The U.S. Secretary of State, Mr. Rex Tillerson, will arrive in Abuja on Monday (today) for his first official visit to Nigeria.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that a Press Advisory from the U.S. Embassy said Tillerson would hold talks with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday.

“When he arrives, Tillerson will become the highest ranking official in the Trump administration to visit Nigeria.

”The secretary is expected to hold a press conference at the Presidential Villa on Tuesday by 11.45am.

“Tillerson is expected to be joined in the press conference by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama,” the embassy stated.

Tillerson has been on a week-long tour of Africa.

He has visited the many Africa countries just days after he announced a new $533m aid package for Africa out of which $128m was earmarked for Nigeria and countries of the Lake Chad region.

His meeting with Buhari will proffer avenue for the two men to discuss counter-terrorism and humanitarian support as concerned the North East of Nigeria.

He is also expected to discuss how to advance peace and security, promote good governance, and spur mutually beneficial trade and investment with the President

During his trip, he is expected to hold meetings with the U.S. Embassy personnel and take part in events related to U.S. government-supported activities.

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