Femi Adesina, special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, says nobody can pressure his principal into doing anything.
Adesina said this while reacting to insinuations that Buhari was forced to move against Babachir Lawal, secretary to the government of the federation.
Lawal, who was indicted of corruption by the senate committee on the humanitarian crisis in the north-east, was relieved of his duty on Monday.
He had initially been suspended.
Adesina said those insinuating that Buhari acted as a result of pressure do not know the president.
“Anybody who knows this president will know that he’s a man that takes his time but when he makes up his mind, he makes it up real good,” he said during a Channels TV programme.
“Who can pressure the president? There’s nobody that can pressure him.”
He added that with the dismissal, Buhari has shown himself to be a “painstaking and a thorough person” who would ensure that the right thing is done at any given time and “who does not play to the gallery”.
Adesina said: “He got that report on August 23, it came in six volumes – yes, there was an executive summary but apart from that executive summary, with a fine-tooth comb, he went through the main report and today (Monday) we have got his conclusions about the report and the recommendations.
“It shows that the ‘mill of the gods’, like they say, may grind slowly but they grind finely.”