United State Secretary of State Rex Tillerson would visit Nigeria and four other African countries from March 6 to 13, the United State Department of State has reported.
The spoke person for the Department, Ms Heather Nauert said Tillerson would also travel to Addis Ababa, Djibouti, Nairobi and N’Djamena.
Urhobo Voice gathered that during the visit of the United State Secretary of State visit to Abuja, Tillerson is expected to meet with President Buhari and other top government functionaries.
Nauert said: “On his first official trip to Africa, Secretary Rex Tillerson will travel to N’Djamena, Chad; Djibouti, Djibouti; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Nairobi, Kenya and Abuja, Nigeria, March 6-13, 2018.
“United State Secretary of State Tillerson will meet with leadership in each country, as well as the leadership of the African Union Commission based in Addis Ababa.
“This is to further our partnerships with the governments and people of Africa.
“In particular, he plans to discuss ways we can work with our partners to counter terrorism, advance peace and security, promotes good governance, and spurs mutually beneficial trade and investment.”
During his trip, Tillerson will also meet with the U.S. Embassy personnel and participate in events related to U.S. government-supported activities. (NAN)