Name Locale Remarks Date
William Pierce Rogers Lagos Met with General Gowon and senior Nigerian officials. February 19–20, 1970
Cyrus Roberts Vance Lagos Accompanied President Carter on a State visit. March 31–April 3, 1978
George Pratt Shultz Lagos Met with President Babangida. January 12, 1987
Madeleine Korbel Albright Abuja, Kano Met with President Obasanjo, senior Nigerian officials, representatives of ECOWAS, and officials and political leaders of northern Nigeria. October 19–20, 1999
Colin Luther Powell Abuja Accompanied President Bush. July 11–12, 2003
Hillary Rodham Clinton Abuja Met with Foreign Minister Maduekwe. August 11–13, 2009
Hillary Rodham Clinton Abuja Met with President Goodluck Jonathan, the Nigerian National Security Council, and Anti-Corruption Leaders. August 9, 2012
John Forbes Kerry Lagos Met with President Goodluck Jonathan and presidential candidate Muhammedu Buhari. January 24–25, 2015
John Forbes Kerry Abuja Attended the inauguration of President Muhammedu Buhari. May 29, 2015
John Forbes Kerry Sokoto, Abuja Met with local civic and religious leaders in Sokoto, and with President Muhammedu Buhari, Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama, and northern governors. August 23–24, 2016
Rex W. Tillerson Abuja Met with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama. March 12, 2018