The House of Representatives has summoned four ministers to appear before its House Committee on Public Account.

The Ministers are to answer questions on why they violated extant laws on submission of audited accounts to the Office of the Auditor General of the Federation.

The Ministers summoned are Osagie Ehanire; Sabo Nanono; Otunba Niyi Adebayo and Gbemisola Saraki.

The House also placed the Nigeria Institute of International Affairs, NIIA, Lagos; Nigeria Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency; the Nigeria Investment Promotion Council; Radiographers Registration Board; Inter-Country Centre for Oral Health, Root Crop Research Institute, Umudike; Nigeria Natural Medicine Agency and the Lake Chad Research Institute under status enquiry.

The agencies are to reappear before the House committee with their immediate past management teams, the annual budgets and their audited accounts covering the period under investigation.

The House is investigating what it called “deliberate and reckless refusal by non-treasury and partially-funded agencies to render their audited accounts covering the period from 2014 to 2018”.