Members of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria on Thursday commenced a nationwide protest over crude oil theft.

At the Unity Fountain in Abuja, oil workers carried banners with inscriptions such as ‘Chasing Oil Thieves And Vandals Out Of Business and ‘Oil Theft Is Illegal’.

Speaking at the march that started from the Unity Fountain in Abuja this morning, PENGASSAN President, Festus Osifo, said President Muhammadu Buhari should give a marching order to heads of security agencies tasked with the security of oil pipelines in the Niger Delta.

He also threatened that oil workers will withdraw their services should the government fail to take decisive action against oil thieves.