The United States Secretary of State, John Kerry, will begin a two-day visit to Abuja and Sokoto tomorrow.
A statement from the US embassy in Abuja said Kerry’s meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari would focus on counter-terrorism efforts, the Nigerian economy, the fight against corruption and human rights issues.
In Sokoto, the statement said Kerry would deliver a speech on the importance of resilient communities and religious tolerance in countering violent extremism.
He is expected to meet in Abuja with a group of adolescent girls working to change community perceptions that devalue the role of girls in society.
“He will also meet with northern governors and religious leaders,” the statement said.
Kerry is today billed to meet with President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya to discuss regional security issues and counter-terrorism cooperation as well as bilateral issues.