U.S. Secretary of State visits Nigeria on Monday

Mnena Iyorkegh, Abuja


The U.S. Secretary of State, Mr. Rex Tillerson, will arrive in 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.

Some of the issues to be discussed include, counter terrorism efforts and humanitarian issues in Nigeria’s Northeast , the Lake Chad basin, advance peace and security, promote good governance, and spur mutually beneficial trade and investment with the president.

Tillerson is also expected to hold a press conference at the Presidential Villa.

Tillerson has been on a week-long tour of Africa. He has 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.