US Secretary of State, Tillerson, visits Nigeria today

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 .45 am.
“ 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 Horn of Africa just days after he announced a new $ 533 m aid package for Africa out of which $ 128 m was earmarked for Nigeria and countries of the Lake Chad region .
When Tillerson meets Buhari , both men are expected to discuss counter -terrorism efforts and humanitarian issues in Nigeria ’ s North -East and the Lake Chad basin.
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 also to meet with the U . S . Embassy personnel and participate in events related to U . S . government -supported activities .

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