Privately-owned clubs led by Ifeanyi Ubah and Kunle Soname have moved to form a rival league on the back of their dissatisfaction with the NPFL.
Huge prize monies and live broadcast of matches have been promised to the top teams of this new league.
“We are not happy with the way the private club owners are being treated like an outcast,” said Ekene Adams of Kada City Football Club.
“We wish to seek the way forward for Nigeria football because there is nothing to write home about in the league.
“We have therefore decided to invest in our own private league.”
Adams said champions of this league will pocket 100 million Naira.
The independent league is expected to feature the likes of Remo Stars, Go Round FC and Dynamite Force of Benin.
The private clubs will have their maiden meeting Saturday in Abuja.