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eNaira app returns to Google Play Store after sudden disappearance

“There is an upgrade going on at the moment by Google; try in the next few hours.”

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Barely 24 hours after its sudden disappearance, the eNaira Speed Wallet app is back on Google Play Store, Techeconomy.ng can confirm.

The app went missing on Wednesday from the Google Store after its launch on Monday. It met with criticism as users struggled to link their emails and BVNs.

The app had been downloaded by over 100,000 persons before it went offline. Speaking about the development, Osita Nwanisobi, the CBN spokesperson, said the app went missing because of an upgrade.

Nwanisobi said: “There is an upgrade going on at the moment by Google; try in the next few hours.”

The app was missing from Wednesday morning but was restored on Thursday at about 1pm.

Meanwhile, This medium correspondent can confirm that the eNaira Speed Wallet app on Google Play Store was last updated on Wednesday.

The CBN, however, warned Nigerians to beware of some fraudulent individuals using a twitter handle, @enaira_cbdc purported to belong to the bank to spread false information.

The apex bank, in a statement on Wednesday, explained that the impostor handle was posting messages related to the eNaira with the intent of wooing unsuspecting Nigerians with claims that the CBN was disbursing the sum of N50bn eNaira.

The statement was titled, “Beware of fraudsters, fake eNaira social media handles. Following the formal launch of the eNaira on Monday, October 25, 2021, the attention of the CBN has been drawn to criminal and illegal activities of some individuals and a fraudulent twitter handle, @enaira_cbdc purported to belong to the Bank.

“The impostor handle and fraudulent persons have been posting messages related to the eNaira with the intent of wooing unsuspecting Nigerians with claims that the Central Bank of Nigeria, among other falsities, is disbursing the sum of 50bn eNaira currency.

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“These impostors are bent on defrauding innocent and unsuspecting members of the public through the links attached to their messages for application to obtain eNaira wallets and become beneficiaries of the said 50bn eNaira currency.”

To this end, the bank warned members of the public to be wary of fraudsters attempting to take advantage of unsuspecting Nigerians.

On the CBN’s eNaira website, www.enaira.gov.ng, the apex bank warned users that it would not be held liable for the loss or corruption of data.

The limitation of liability read, “In no event will the CBN or its directors, officers, employees, independent contractors, affiliates or agents, or any of its or their respective service providers, be liable to you or any third party for any use, interruption, delay or inability to use the eNaira website, lost revenues or profits, delays, interruption or loss of services, business or goodwill, loss or corruption of data, loss resulting from system or system service failure, malfunction or shutdown, failure to accurately transfer, read or transmit information, failure to update or provide correct information, system incompatibility or provision of incorrect compatibility information or breaches in system security, or for any consequential, incidental, indirect, exemplary, special or punitive damages, whether arising out of or in connection with the use of the eNaira website.”

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