John Kerry US Secretary of State to visit Nigeria on August 23

This was disclosed via a statement released by the Information Office of the US Embassy on Friday, August 19.

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President Muhammadu Buhari holds joint press conference with US Secretary of State, John Kerry on July 21, 2015. play

President Muhammadu Buhari holds joint press conference with US Secretary of State, John Kerry on July 21, 2015.

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US Secretary of State, John Kerry will expectedly visit Nigeria on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

This was disclosed via a statement released by the Information Office of the US Embassy on Friday, August 19.

The statement reads:

“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.”

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Kerry will also visit Kenya on Monday, August 22, and will leave Nigeria for Saudi Arabia on August 24.

The US recently issued a travel warning to its citizens urging them to avoid 20 Nigerian states which it described as unsafe.

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