Tillerson’s sack won’t affect Nigeria- U.S relations – Onyeama

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Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of Foerign Affairs

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, said on Wednesday that the sack of the former United States Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, would not affect relations between Nigeria and U.S.

Onyeama said the Federal Government expects the discussions held during Tillerson’s visit as U.S top diplomat to stand.

U.S President, Donald Trump, sacked Tillerson on Tuesday over disagreement on America’s policies in North Korea, Russia and Iran.

He replaced Tillerson with the CIA Director, Mike Pompeo.

The former U.S Secretary of State visited Nigeria on the last leg of his official visit to Africa on Monday and met President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House in Abuja.

During the meeting, the duo discussed issues of mutual interest to both countries.

Tillerson also warned Nigeria and other countries in Africa against accessing financial help from China.

Onyeama said: “Rex Tillerson sack won’t affect the discussions held because government is a continuum as we all know.

“When he came, it was the United States that was speaking and clearly we expect with every expectation that everything he has said on U.S -Nigeria relations reflects the position of the U.S and reflects the position of the President of the U.S. So we don’t see any change happening.”


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