U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will arrive in Abuja on Monday(today) for his first official visit to Nigeria.
Reports say a Press Advisory from the U. S . Embassy said Tillerson would hold talks with President Muhammadu Buhari tomorrow.
“ 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 million dollars aid package for Africa out of which 128 million dollars 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.