The House of Representatives Committee on Public Account has summoned the minister of Industry, Trade and investment, Mr Adeniyi Adebayo and the management of the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) to appear before the House on Friday, 26 June.
The summon followed the refusal of SON to honour several invitations to appear and explain why it had failed to render accounts from 2014 to 2019.
At its investigative hearing on Tuesday, chairman of the committee, Hon Wole Oke noted that SON has been given opportunities to respond to audit queries and defend its accounts during financial years under review.
Oke ruled that the agency’s failure to appear on Friday by 11.a.m will force the committee to invoke the relevant sections of the law.
“SON has refused to render account and to even appear before the committee for an investigation bothering on none rendition of account”.