Libya’s acting oil minister Omar Shakmak has announced his resignation citing pressure from acting Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni.

“I will abide by the decision because it is not a matter of job but it is Libya. We can serve Libya in different jobs,” he told the news agency Reuters.

Mustafa Sanallah, chairman of Libya’s state-run National Oil Corporation (NOC), is going to take over the ministerial role, while continuing his other duties, the agency reported, citing NOC spokesman Mohammed el-Hariri.

Omar Shakmak oversaw a rebound in oil exports during his tenure.

On 19 August the NOC announced that exports stood at 562,000 barrels a day (b/d), up from 100,000 b/d in May.