US Secretary Of State, Rex Tillerson sacked by President Trump

Rex Tillerson

* Rex Tillerson just visited Nigeria yesterday

President Donald Trump has fired US Secretary of state, Rex Tillerson who visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa yesterday.

He will be replaced by CIA director Mike Pompeo, Donald Trump announced in a tweet on Tuesday morning.

The president did not provide any information on when the current secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, would step down.

Of Pompeo, Trump said: “He will do a fantastic job!”

In the tweet, Trump also announced Gina Haspel would become the first female director of the CIA, replacing Pompeo.

“Congratulations to all,” Trump tweeted.

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