Trump fires Tillerson, US secretary of state
The Us secretary of state fired
President Donald Trump of the USA has dismissed Rex Tillerson, US secretary of state.
Tillerson which was replaced with Mike Pompeo, the director of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
The president makes this disclosed this on his Twitter handle.
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 13, 2018
The development comes less in than 24 hours after Tillerson completed his visit to five African countries, including Nigeria.
The African trip ended one day ahead of plan to make Tillerson “deal with urgent work there,” according to one of his spokesmen.
The spokesman informed the newsmen traveling with him that top US diplomat’s travel plans changed so that he could return to Washington early on Tuesday morning instead of late that night.
Tillerson had canceled the plan to spend the night in Abuja.
Which He met President Muhammadu Buhari and addressed the media alongside Geoffrey Onyeama, the minister of foreign affairs.
The fired secretary of state had pledged the assistance of the US government to help Nigeria in many ways, including rescuing the schoolgirls abducted by the terrorists Boko Haram.