The US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, has arrived in Nigeria.

His plane landed at 4.40 p.m. local time, 35 minutes later than scheduled.

He was greeted by Senator George Akume, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, and Yusuf Tuggar, Minister of Foreign Affairs.

It was gathered that due to his arrival being later than initially planned, his convoy went straight to the Villa to meet up with the 6 pm appointment with President Bola Tinubu.

Antony Blinken will address the media immediately after he meets with the President.

He will depart Abuja at about 10 pm for Lagos where he will meet with business owners and other Non Governmental Organizations.

He will depart for Angola tomorrow night.

Nigeria is the 3rd country he is visiting on his Africa tour aimed at building better bilateral relations and partnership with the African Continent.




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