The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said that the sudden disappearance of its newly launched e-naira speed wallet from Google’s play store was a temporary measure to upgrade the app for efficiency.
The regulatory bank’s spokesman, Osita Nwanisobi said the upgrade the enaira app was undergoing was meant to tackle glitches noticed since its launch.
Nwanisobi, who spoke on Thursday in Abakaliki, capital of Ebonyi State, noted that the app is expected to be back today (Thursday) after the upgrade.
He assured that the app is well secured as it relied on encryption technology with two factor verification to make it difficult to be bridged.
He said Nigerians are partly responsible for the glitches noticed which he said contributed to the temporary disappearance from the play store.
According to him, many Nigerians’ inability to input their correct details while signing up on the app contributed to the glitches.
The e-Naira Speed Wallet app had gone missing from the Google Play Store just days after its launch on Monday, 25th of October 2021.
The app had over 200,000 wallets downloaded in 24 hours before it went missing indicative of massive interest in the Central Bank’s digital currency.
A quick search on Google Play store indicated absence of the e-Naira Speed Wallet app but the eNaira Speed Merchant wallet app is still available for download on android.