24 hours after meeting with president Muhammadu Buhari at the State House in Abuja, US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, has been sacked.

Tillerson was in Nigeria on Monday March 12, only to get the boot on Tuesday on return to the United States.

During the meeting with Buhari, they discussed issues of mutual interest to both countries.

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US president Donald Trump announced the change via his twitter handle on Tuesday March 13, 2018.

According to Trump, Tillerson has been replaced with Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA.

“Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job! Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service! Gina Haspel will become the new Director of the CIA, and the first woman so chosen. Congratulations to all!

There has been sour relationship between Trump and Tillerson since his appointment in in February 2017.

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