The Libyan Prime Minister Fathi Bashagha accused the outgoing government headed by Abdel Hamid Dbeibeh of using oil money to stay in power, and wasting it on militias, that it reached terrorists who carried out a recent terrorist attack in Umm al-Aranib in the South.
This came during a press conference after the end of the Cabinet first meeting in Sebha, capital of the southern region (Fezzan).
Bashagha expressed his regret for the closure of the oil fields and ports, and said that his government was in contact with the residents of the areas in which the closed fields and ports are located.
Bashagha pointed out that the reasons that prompted the protesters in those areas to shut down the oil fields and ports need to be considered and addressed.
“On Saturday, we will visit those areas to see how we, as a government, will work to address the matter,” he said.