Less than a day after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, Rex Tillerson has been fired as the U.S. Secretary of State. President Donald Trump fired Mr. Tillerson on Tuesday.

 

Mr. Tillerson was in Nigeria as part of his first official visit to Africa.

During the visit, he spoke about the U.S. assistance to Nigeria in the fight against Boko Haram and the possibility of Nigerian securing loans from the U.S.

Mr. Tillerson is to be replaced by CIA Director, Mike Pompeo.

Trump made the announcement via his Twitter handle: @realDonald Trump

“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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