The Nigeria Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) will install 1000 ATM machines at various locations of Nigeria in partnership with a Private Business. NITDA will provide Mobile Internet Units, which are minivans specially fitted with Internet access to the CHAMS Consortium.
Each MIU will be equipped with five computers and three kiosks/ATMs, so that users have the opportunity to browse the Internet and also use ATMs. NITDA is installing these ATMs due to high number of bank robbery and crimes in Nigeria. The Physical Security of ATM implementation in Nigeria is very critical to the success of ATM installation in Nigeria. Not only is the general crime rate very high, there have been numerous attacks on the so called “Bullion Vans”. Bullion Vans are transportation vehicle used to move cash from one location to the other by Nigeria's Financial Institutions. Nigerian Mobile Internet Unit's, are basically buses fitted with VSAT technology and Personal Computers. These vehicles will meet with the requirement of Physical Security Protection and also ensure the security of ATM personnel and equipment.