He said the recent abduction of 110 girls from Dapchi, Yobe State, though condemnable, a deal could be brokered to set them free.
The two men discussed the use of negotiations to bring back the abducted schoolgirls, the statement said, adding that Nigeria was working together with global organizations and negotiators, to ensure that the girls are released unharmed by their captors.
Though Shekau, the popular leader of the group claims the kidnap of the Chibok girls, no one is certain about the faction behind the latest kidnap of the Dapchi schoolgirls on February 19, 2018.
Tillerson was in Abuja, Nigeria's capital yesterday, where he pledged the support of the United States in securing the quick release of the Dapchi and remaining Chibok schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram terrorists.
NAIJ.com had reported that President Trump announced his decision to remove Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replace him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo. The girls were reportedly kidnapped by members of Boko Haram, a Jihadist militant organization who previously kidnapped nearly 300 girls in 2014.
In September 2017, some 100 Chibok girls were reunited with their families after the Nigerian government shelled out over €2 million in ransom payments to Boko Haram terrorists.
"We are trying to be careful". We will also support opportunities to expand the economy, commercial investments, and peaceful polls in 2019, " he added. We hope that something can be worked out and they can secure the release of these girls quickly, " he said.
The visiting Secretary of State commended President Buhari on his effort in the anti-corruption war, the statement by Femi Adesina said.
Tillerson said Nigeria was a very important country to the U.S, stressing that "You have our support in your challenges".
In his contribution, Nigeria's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, said Nigeria had succeeded in degrading Boko Haram, contrary to reports in the social media.