President Buhari meets with U.S. Secretary of State


President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, met behind closed doors with the U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The meeting started shortly after Tillerson’s arrival at the State House, Abuja around 4.07 p.m.

The top U.S. diplomat is expected to grant a press interview after meeting with President Buhari before departing Nigeria for Washington later today.

Buhari was earlier in Benue, on Monday, as part of his official tour of troubled areas in the country.

They are expected to discuss counter terrorism efforts and humanitarian issues in Nigeria’s Northeast 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.

He is also scheduled to meet with U.S. Embassy personnel and participate in events related to U.S. government-supported activities.

Tillerson, who has been on a five-day working tour of some African countries, had visited Nairobi and Kenya on Friday.