PHOTOS: US Secretary Of State Blinken Meets Buhari, Osinbajo In Abuja

US Secretary of State Blinken has met with Buhari, Osinbajo in Abuja.

Glamtush reports that President Muhammadu Buhari has received the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken at the State House in Abuja.

Blinken who arrived at the Presidential Villa a few minutes before 4:00 pm, was received at the forecourt by State Chief of Protocol, Lawal Kazaure, who led him to the President’s office.

The Nigerian leader and US top diplomat are also expected to discuss security issues facing Nigeria especially terrorism in the northern region.

Blinken later met with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to sign some agreements between the US and Nigeria and also hold a joint press conference with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, before leaving the State House.

The US diplomat is on a three-nation tour of Africa and had first visited Kenya where he called for African-driven solutions to the continent’s crises including the spiralling war in Ethiopia — where Nigeria’s former president Olusegun Obasanjo has been leading mediation.

On the eve of his visit, Blinken undid one Trump action by removing Nigeria from a US blacklist of nations that violate religious freedom.

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