By AbdulRaheem Aodu
Manual submission of application, processes and awarding of petroleum license to independent marketers will cease on October 30, as the process will become digitalized and carried out online, the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has said
Addressing Sensitisation of Independent Marketers on Online DPR Licensing Processes, Zonal Operation Controller, North West Zone comprising Kaduna, Katsina, Zamfara, Kano, Kebbi and Sokoto states yesterday in Kaduna, Alhaji Isa Tafida said transiting to digital processes would block leakages, hasten the processes and eliminate goings and comings as the processes will all be online.
“The DPR is in the process of transiting from manual submission, processing and issuance of license to digital.
Submission of application for license, processing of application and issuance of license will now be digital online.
“Even inspection of facilities you will be communicated not until you come.
The change is part of Federal Government’s effort to facilitate investment climate for ease of doing business.
“By October 30th, DPR will stop receiving manual application for license, independent marketers you will have to go to DPR portal to upload your applications and make payment all online.
“There are challenges encountered in terms of submission of application and processing of license but now with correct submission of application, correct documentation and payment of the right fees, you will be given your license and you can print it out without coming to DPR office.
Alhaji Isa warned the petroleum marketers who are not computer literate to start learning computer or look for somebody that would help them upload their documents in PDF format and carryout the application processes.
He also tasked the petroleum marketers to follow the due process by ensuring that their application for final inspection is preceded by site suitability and being issued approval to construct.