John Kerry US Secretary of State visits Buhari today, August 23

On Monday, August 22, 2016, the Presidential Villa was a bee-hive of activities as everyone was seen busy, putting finishing touches to plans.

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United States Secretary of State, John Kerry will be in Nigeria for an official visit to President Muhammadu Buhari.

According to Punch, the US Secret Service advance party were seen at the Presidential Villa making sure everything was in place.

Buhari and other members of his cabinet will welcome Kerry at the Presidential Villa by 3pm, according to reports.

Kerry is expected to speak with Buhari on the existing bilateral agreements between the US and Nigeria, Boko-Haram and human rights, and other issues on the front burner.

After meeting with Buhari, the US Secretary of State will also meet with some Governors from the North.

The US Embassy information office, in a statement issued in Abuja, said “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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John Forbes Kerry is the 68th United States Secretary of State and former Senator.

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