US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, Visits Nigeria Today
- March 12, 2018
The U.S. Secretary of State, Mr Rex Tillerson, arrived Abuja on Monday for his first official visit to Nigeria.
A Press Advisory from the U.S. Embassy said Tillerson would hold talks with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday.
The secretary is expected to hold a press conference at the Presidential Villa on Tuesday by 11.45 a.m.
Tillerson is expected to be joined in the press conference by Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama, the embassy stated.
Tillerson has been on a week-long tour of Africa. He has visited the Horn of Africa just days after he announced a new 533 million dollars aid package for Africa out of which 128 million dollars was earmarked for Nigeria and countries of the Lake Chad region.
WhenTillerson meets Buhari, both men are expected to discuss counter terrorism efforts and humanitarian issues in Nigeria’s Northeast and the Lake Chad basin.