The Edo State Government has warned officials of the Public Works Volunteers (PUWOV) Scheme empowered to enforce regulations on public safety and order, against extortion and maltreatment of traders and commercial vehicle drivers.
In a statement, State Coordinator, PUWOV, Mukhtar Yusuf-Osagie, urged members of the public to report any officer of the scheme found extorting money or manhandling street traders or drivers to the appropriate authorities or call 07049094137 or 09025093814.
He said that all commercial vehicle drivers are expected to operate in their different designated parks, adding that street traders have been mandated to go back to their respective market places for trading.
The coordinator urged all commercial bus drivers, car drivers, taxi or cab drivers not to pick or drop passengers in prohibited areas.
Yusuf-Osagie said that all union workers have been mandated to return to their union parks for union activities, adding that no union worker should be seen in government prohibited areas.