By Libya Herald reporters.
Tunis, 12 September 2017:
National Oil Corporation (NOC) employees cannot do their jobs properly because they are endangered by poor security, Mustafa Sanalla, the state oil company’s boss has warned.
NOC has recently set up an Industrial Security department amid concerns that it cannot ensure the safety of its workers, whether out in the oil fields or in offices across Libya.
Sanalla had a meeting yesterday with the head of the new department’s head, Nuri Wahiba along with NOC’s health and safety chief Khaled Abkhatwa, whose brief has included security, as well as the environment and sustainable development.
Sanalla said Wahiba’s department had to listen to the concerns of employees. It had an important role in reducing the threats and difficulties they faced. It had to ensure that NOC workers could do their jobs safely and efficiently. This, said Sanalla, would require more care and greater vigilance.
Wahiba told Sanalla of plans to train security teams and provided better security equipment, including fire-extinguishing systems
Sanalla said that getting security right and ensuring the safety and well-being of NOC workers was also in the best interests of all Libyans.