* 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.
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
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.