US Embassy Nigeria gives details of Rex Tillerson’s visit to Nigeria

US Embassy Nigeria gives details of Rex Tillerson’s visit to Nigeria

The United States Embassy Nigeria has released a statement concerning former US secretary of state Rex Tillerson’s visit to Nigeria.

Tillerson was in Nigeria as part of his visit to Africa before he was sacked by President Donald Trump on Tuesday, March 13. He met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House on Monday, but cut short his trip to Africa by about a day to deal with pressing matters in the United States.

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The US Embassy Nigeria in a statement via its Facebook page gave the importance of the US-Nigeria partnership.

Read the Facebook post below:

"Secretary Rex Tillerson met with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in Aso Rock Villa, Abuja today as part of the conclusion of his first trip to the continent as Secretary.

"The U.S.- Nigeria partnership builds on our shared interests in mutually beneficial trade, combatting the scourge of terrorism, advancing peace and security, and responding to development and governance challenges. #SecStateinNigeria" had reported that President Trump announced his decision to remove Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replace him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo.

President Trump announced his decision via Twitter on Tuesday, March 13.

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His tweet: “Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job! Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service! Gina Haspel will become the new Director of the CIA, and the first woman so chosen. Congratulations to all!”

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