Amaju Pinnick, President of the Nigerian Football Federation, said Gernot Rohr was sacked to prevent a “disaster” waiting to happen.
Pinnick said this on Monday while he was a guest on Channels Televisión’s Sunrise Daily breakfast programme.
He said: “It wasn’t an individual decision; it was a collective decision from the committee.
“We didn’t want a disaster to happen before taking the decision.”
Pinnick, however, note that the federation still owes Rohr some salaries.