Senate dumps passage of N22.7trillion Ways and Means 

…adjourns till February 28
The Senate Wednesday ignored planned final consideration and passage of N22.7trillion Ways and Means Restructuring request presented President Muhammadu Buhari in December , 2022 .
The Senate did not list the request in
 the Order Paper used for plenary on Wednesday nor mentioned by the Senate leader who is the Chairman of the special committee set up for that purpose .
It was learnt that the expected details from the executive arm of government on how the N22.7trillion was expended within 10 years , were not provided .
The President of the Senate , Ahmad Lawan , had on Tuesday last week , declared that the Senate was ready to approve the request,  provided required details of the spendings were made available by the Finance Minister , Zainab Ahmed and Governor of the Central Bank , Godwin Emefiele .
He said if not for Restructuring of N22.7trillion Ways and Means request , the Senate and by extension, the House of Representatives would have adjourned plenary on Thursday last week till after the Presidential and National Assembly election .
” We must have necessary information for passage of the N22.7trillion Ways and Means Restructuring  request as time is not on our side in the Senate now in view of coming general elections .
” If there is need for the Senate to sit up to Friday ( last week)  for thorough consideration and passage of the request , it will be done but the affected officials from the executive must also expedite action on provision of required information as regards documents authorising approval and disbursement of the monies totalling N22.7trillion”, he had said .
However, the Senate Adhoc Committee failed to present any report for consideration by the Senate on Tuesday and Wednesday this week , making the Senate to adjourn till February 28 without approving it as earlier planned .