United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday sacked U.S. Secretary of State, Mr Rex Tillerson.
The President made this announcement in a tweet on his official Twitter handle @realdonaldtrump
He also immediately announced Director of CIA, Mike Pompeo as the successor.
“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!” Trump tweeted.
The US president also announced the appointment of Gina Haspel as the head the Central Intelligence Agency — the first woman tapped for the post.
Tillerson in his maiden tour of Africa visited Ethiopia, Djibouti and Kenya since last Wednesday.
He was also received on a visit to Nigeria on Monday.
Tillerson was received at the presidential villa in Abuja by President Muhammadu Buhari.