BREAKING: Tinubu holds bilateral meeting with Blinken
President Bola Tinubu is holding a bilateral meeting with the Secretary of State of the United States of America, Antony Blinken, at the State House, Abuja.
Blinken arrived on Tuesday as part of his four-nation African tour.
Apart from Nigeria, Blinken is visiting Cape Verde, Ivory Coast and Angola as he seeks to reinforce the US commitment to stronger relations with democracies in the subregion, amid global crises.
The US top diplomat was received at the forecourt President Tinubu’s office at exactly 6.55pm.
Top government officials who received him include Chief of Staff to the President, Femi Gbajabiamila; Minister of Foreign Affairs Yusuf Tuggar; Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris and Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dele Alake.
After the meeting, he is scheduled to have a joint press conference with the Minister of Foreign Affairs before his departure later this evening for Lagos, where he will meet with the business community.