Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) provided its official operating budget for 2019 to the Ministry of Finance. This budget included the request for a 67% wage increase for all oil and gas sector employees, in accordance with Government Decision No. 642 of 24 October 2013.
The NOC also welcomed the decision of the Libyan Audit Court to withdraw its objection to the payment of salaries of oil and gas workers for the months of October and November.
The Board of Directors of the National Oil Corporation strongly condemned the delay in the disbursement of salaries, and called on the responsible authorities to take all necessary measures to prevent the recurrence of the delay.
NOC chairman Mustafa Sanalla previously commented: "we have achieved remarkable achievements over the past year thanks to the sacrifice and determination of our workers and despite the ongoing national challenges we have achieved the highest level of revenue in five years. So it is absolutely unacceptable that our employees face such delays, and I call on the Ministry of Finance and the Audit Bureau to transfer salaries to our employees immediately."