BENIN CITY- A State Coordinator of the Public Works Volunteers (PUWOV) Scheme, Mr. Omijie Sylvester has stated that all hands are on deck to maintain public order with the control of street trading and indiscriminate parking this yuletide season

He told the Nigerian Observer Newspaper in a telephone chat that in line with their mandate to enforce regulations on public safety and order, PUWOV has already deployed its officials to major streets to maintain traffic and halt trading on walkways.

Omijie who affirmed that it was hectic clearing women and underaged children who engaged in street trading off the streets, noted, “As you know, most schools are on holidays hence parents are presently exposing their children to street trading.

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“We have held back on enforcement because of backlash from people who always react and plead we release them because of their age. This time we decided to
mount the walkways to prevent such trading. For perishable seized goods such as fish and others, we delay but give back in the evening to prevent them going to same spot to sell to please their parents.”

For effective flow and control of traffic, he said PUWOV was liaising with the Edo State Traffic Control and Management Agency (EDSTMA) at creating awareness on prohibited parking areas, a resultant effect of indiscriminate parking of vehicles to do last minute shoppings for the Christmas.