The United States Secretary of State, Mr. Rex Tillerson, is scheduled to arrive in Abuja on Monday for his first official visit to Nigeria. A Press Advisory from the U.S. Embassy has said Tillerson would hold talks with President Muhammadu Buhari the next day, 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 a.m
”Tillerson is expected to be joined by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama,” the embassy stated.
Rex Tillerson has been on a week-long tour of Africa.
He has before now, visited the Horn of Africa, 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.
when Tillerson meets President Buhari, both men are expected to discuss counter-terrorism plans and efforts and also humanitarian issues in Nigeria’s Northeast and the Lake Chad basin.
He is also expected to discuss plans 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 U.S. Embassy personnel and participate in events related to U.S. government-supported activities. (NAN)