President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday Nigerians might felt they were outside Nigeria might choose to go.
He said he and others did not have another country would rather stay back and salvage it together.
Mr Femi Adesina quoted the President as saying this while receiving the All Progressive Congress governorship aspirants and members of the Senatorial Zones of Kwara State at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He enjoined Nigerians to remain faithful and loyal to the country in all their dealings.
Buhari said, "You do not have to be loyal.
"What I said long ago in 1984 is still valid today. We have no other country but Nigeria.
"Others who feel they have another country may choose to go." We want to stay here and salvage it together. "
So Buhari lauded his former deputy, the late Maj. Gen. Tunde Idiagbon (retd.), For what he describes as his rare example of loyalty to the country and to a superior.
He urged Nigerians to emulate him.
"The late Maj. Gen. Tunde Idiagbon was a very rare example of loyalty to the fatherland and to a superior should be.
The narrative about Nigeria, which the administration set out to do at that time, "Buhari said.