He was said to have had underlying diabetic and hypertensive medical conditions.
Described as an energetic figure who showed intense dedication and commitment to the development of football in Nigeria, the Mr Ibah was also the chairman of the NFF Protocols and Ceremonial Committee and Vice Chairman of both the Establishment and Referees Committees.
He said: “I am just lost for words. I don’t know what to say. This has been a tragic year on so many fronts. Emmanuel Ibah was like a brother. He was my colleague from the South-South on the NFF Executive Committee and a very loyal and supportive person. We have lost another pillar on the Board. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace.”
The member from the South East, Chidi Okenwa, died on May 5 and Musa Duhu who passed on September 19.
The NFF’s head of ICT, Tolulope Abe, died on August 29.