The Libyan Union of Oil and Gas Workers rejected on Saturday transferring the country’s revenues of oil exports to the government of Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh.
The union’s remarks was in reaction to the request made by Head of the Audit Bureau, Khaled Shakshak, to the National Oil Corporation (NOC), in which he invited the latter to transfer oil revenues to Dbeibeh’s government.
In a statement on Saturday, the union denounced the request and particularly criticized Shakshak, accusing him of violating the law by issuing such decision when his tenure in office has expired.
It also pointed out that Dbeibeh’s government should not be entrusted with oil money since “it operates in only one city, and it lacks administrative, financial and security control over production sites and export sites alike.”
The union renewed its “full support” for the current management of NOC, saying that it stands behind the state-owned company against “any miserable attempts to politicize or blackmail it”.