Ok. I’m a bit closer to a solution.
Went back and double checked and noticed the menu was gone for the footer widget. Felt silly but then I added it again – clicked “done” and “save” and “save” again.
And still no menu in the footer bar.
So went back to widget section to check again – and there the menu was gone again.
It seems to “auto-delete” or something after I’ve put it there.
Any idea why this is happening?