President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said Nigerians who felt that they had another country outside Nigeria might choose to go.
He said he and others who did not have another country would rather stay back and salvage it together.
A statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, quoted the President as saying this while receiving the All Progressives Congress governorship aspirants and members of the party from the three 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 don’t have to be in uniform 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 will stay here and salvage it together.”
Buhari also lauded his former deputy, the late Maj. Gen. Tunde Idiagbon (retd.), for what he described 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 what loyalty to the fatherland and to a superior should be.
“Tunde was strong, loyal and extremely committed to the cause of positively changing the narrative about Nigeria, which the administration set out to do at that time,” Buhari said.