Friday, August 19, 2016

US Secretary Of State Expected In Nigeria, August 23rd

John Kerry, the U.S. Secretary of State, is expected in Nigeria on Aug. 23 to discuss U.S. cooperation with Nigeria over Boko Haram, economy and human rights issues.

A statement issued by the Information Office of the Embassy of the U.S. today in Abuja, said Kerry would hold meetings with President Muhammadu Buhari and Northern Governors.

“Kerry will meet with President Muhammadu Buhari to discuss counter terrorism efforts, the Nigerian economy, the fight against corruption and human rights issues. In Sokoto, he will deliver a speech on the importance of resilient communities and religious tolerance in countering violent extremism. In Abuja, the Secretary will meet with a group of adolescent girls working to change community perceptions that devalue the role of girls in society. He will also meet with northern governors and religious leaders,” the statement said.

According to the statement, the Secretary will travel to Sokoto and Abuja on Aug. 23 to 24.