By Sami Zaptia.
London, 16 September 2021:
In two separate announcements, Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) announced the end of sit-ins at Hariga, Sidra and Ras Lanuf ports.
Yesterday, the NOC announced the resumption of crude export operations at Al Hariga Oil Port after a group of young people ended their sit-in inside the port, which it said had lasted for days.
The NOC said the end of the protest came after a meeting was held by NOC Chairman Mustafa Sanalla and NOC General Manager of Human Resources Development Department with a representative of the youth carrying out the sit-in at the port.
The NOC said it had listened to all the demands of the protesting youth, which were represented in their request to obtain suitable job opportunities.
Sidra and Ras Lanuf ports
Meanwhile, today, the NOC also reported the end of the sit-in at the Sidra and Ras Lanuf ports and the return of crude export operations to normal.
This again came after a group of youth ended their sit-in inside the ports, which lasted for days.
The NOC reported that the end of the sit-in also came about after Sanalla communicated with the notables and wise men in the region, who in turn intervened urgently to end the sit-in.
They urged the protestors to engage in the programmes of preparing and qualifying graduates, which the General Department of Human Resources Development at the NOC supervises to implement soon.
For his part, Sanalla stressed in both cases the NOC’s understanding of the demands of the youth and its keenness to provide suitable job opportunities for them and others.
He thanked the notables and wise men of the region for their quick response to ending the sit-in, their understanding of the difficult working conditions the oil sector is going through, their siding with the country and their keenness to give priority to the public interest, and to maintain the continuation of oil production and export in support of the nation’s economy.