Tax Illegality: Puwov's Integrity On The Line Over 4000 Illegal Levy On Motorists, Traders In Edo

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The President, Traders Welfare Union of Nigeria, Edo State Chapter, Comrade Lucky Orukpe has called out some members of the State Public Work Volunteers, PUWOV, over their disservices and illegal impositions of Tax in some part of the state.

Comrade Orukpe who described their illegal collection of Four thousand,(4,000.00), Naira daily levy from motorists and traders as selfish, said, their acts are at the detriment of the good work of the trader's welfare and state government resolute against corrupt practices.

Edo State
Edo State

He lamented why those posted to New Benin Axis have turned the location as an avenue to enriched themselves and impoverish the people.

According to him, "This is the height of illegality going on in Some Benin Markets being perpetrated by Some members of public work volunteer Scheme in Edo State.

"Their mission is to selfishly enrich themselves and bring the Good name of the State Government to the mood."

Shop owners also validated that two thousand,(2000) naira was collected from bearly all traders around New Lagos road sellers to enable them to open their markets for sale

Despite no official date set aside to reopen businesses, One of the Shop owner,(name withheld) decried the irregularity and forceful collection melted on them by, PUWOV.

Comrade Lucky Orukpe, however, appealed to Governor Obaseki to withdraw those bad elements tarnishing the image and as well defacing the administration.

Recall that, Over 250 Volunteers were recruited into the Scheme in 2017 to restore law and order in the sta

When Contacted, The State Coordinator, PUWOV, MUKHTAR YUSUF-OSAGIE said PUWOV is Not a revenue collection agency of Government.

He added that those going against the ethical values of the Scheme should be made to face the Consequences as he would never ask anyone to extort money from the public.

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