Nigeria's Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has begun consolidating its biometric data with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) as part of plans revealed by President Muhammadu Buhari last week.Speaking in Abuja, the corps marshal and chief executive of the FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi, said the harmonisation of the data with the NIMC will ensure a central database for the country, where information can easily be traced.Last week, speaking on divergent sources of biometric data tracking each citizen, Buhari said a “harmonisation” was needed to lower costs and improve efficiency.”It will be more cost effective if you work together. It helps even the credibility of the election process, as Nigerians of voting age can be identified easily,” said the president who wondered why each agency would gather its own biometrics, when such data could easily be shared.However, local media has since pointed out that President Goodluck Jonathan gave this same directive more than a year ago when he said all ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) should work with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), the agency providing biometric database for the country.”Nothing was done about his directive as several agencies continue to demand biometric data from Nigerians,” wrote This Day in an editorial.The newspaper claims that several agencies of government including the National Population Commission (NPC), the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and indeed the Nigeria Police had at different times asked Nigerians for their biometric data.