U.S. Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken will arrive Nigeria today.
This comes after his first stop in Nairobi Kenya on Wednesday.
He will arrive Abuja to meet President Muhammadu Buhari.
Blinken is the highest-ranking Biden administration official to visit sub-Saharan Africa since January.
With Nigeria facing terrorism in the North east and North west, it is expected that the two will discuss possible security assistance from the United States.
In July, Nigeria received its first six A-29 Super Tucano planes, four years after the United States agreed to sell the light attack aircraft to fight insurgents.
It is also expected that Blinken will touch on human rights issues during his visit especially in the wake of a judicial panel report which indicted the police and the army of firing on protesters in Lagos last year in what it called a “massacre.”