The Lagos State University (LASU) has come under fire on social media after announcing its foray into the bread production business.


On Wednesday, the varsity said the initiative was part of efforts by Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, the vice-chancellor, to increase the institution’s internally generated revenue (IGR).

In a Twitter post, the institution also said LASU bread will henceforth be sold within its main campus at Ojo.

“Accolades for the VC, Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, mni, as LASU Bakery opens for business. The bakery is part of her administration’s drive to increase IGR. The LASU Bread will henceforth be the only bread on the university’s main campus, Ojo,” the tweet reads.


The post has, however, provoked a wave of mixed reactions on the micro-blogging platform.

While some users lauded the initiative, a section of the users argued that the institution should focus on research and getting grants to support its operations.

Some users also called out the varsity over its alleged monopoly, adding that other brands of bread should be allowed within the institution.


Reacting in the comment section, Babatunde Irukera, chief executive officer of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC), said the directive by LASU “violates competition law”.

“I am afraid this presents a potential violation of competition law. Under the FCCPA, it’s an offense to to limit competition in this manner, LASU is not exempted because govts are also subject when they engage in commerce. I assume this statement doesn’t convey what it says,” he wrote.

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