US secretary of state, Rex Tillerson has been fired by President Donald Trump, less than a day after his visit to Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari.
President Trump took to his verified Twitter handle to announce the dismissal of Mr Rex while he revealed Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, would take over from Rex.
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
Rex visited Nigeria’s President Buhari yesterday at the Presidential Villa in Abuja where they discussed on how to find the abducted school girls.