The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) through its Operations Controller, Mr Asuquo Antai, says the agency has concluded plans to commence online licensing and renewal of operating licences for fuel dealers in Bayelsa.
He said the public would soon be sensitised on the platform which would run concurrently with the manual system for eight weeks after which it would be suspended.
According to Asuquo, “The online application process is part of efforts to fully automate operations in the downstream sector of the oil industry for improved efficiency and faster service delivery and transparency.”
“Applicants for issuance and renewal of operating licences do not need to visit DPR office or meet anyone.”
“They can in the comfort of their locations visit the DPR website, create a profile and upload the required documents.”
“We have also emphasized to the stakeholders that all communication with DPR is by email and the need to have functional email addresses.”
“Immediately the application and documents are uploaded, they are verified by our staff and a site visit is scheduled immediately.”
“If the application is successful, the licence is sent online back to the applicant to print out,” Antai said.