President Trump meets his Nigerian counterpart in New York

The Nigerian government does not expect all discussions held with recently sacked US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to be in futility.

US President Donald Trump fired Tillerson on Tuesday, barely 24 hours after his visit to Africa’s most populated country.

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Trump and his outgoing top diplomat have had a series of public rifts over policy on North Korea, Russia and Iran.

He replaced him with loyalist CIA Director, Mike Pompeo.

Tillerson and President Muhammadu Buhari had discussed issues of mutual interest to both countries.

He had also warned Nigeria and the rest of Africa against accessing financial help from China.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, when asked if agreements reached during Tillerson’s visit still stand with his sack said, “Rex Tillerson sack won’t affect the discussions held because government is a continuum as we all know.

“When he came, it was the United States that was speaking and clearly we expect with every expectation that everything he has said as regards US/Nigeria relations reflects the position of the United States, reflects the position of the president of the United States, so we don’t see any change happening.”