The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) says it has concluded plans to commence online licensing and renewal of operating licences for fuel dealers in Bayelsa, The Nation reports.

Mr Asuquo Antai, Operations Controller, DPR in Bayelsa said in Yenagoa that the “platform would be unveiled in the coming days.” Antai said the platform would run concurrently with the manual system for eight weeks after which it would be suspended.

He said the public would soon be sensitised on the platform. According to him, the application module has been integrated into the DPR website to enable potential licence seekers upload required documents for verification.