Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says the plan by the federal government to ban the Almajiri system of education is not immediate.
Babagana Monguno, national security adviser, had announced that the government was planning to proscribe the educational system in a bid to curb insecurity.
The announcement had generated reactions from Nigerians.
In a statement on Friday, Shehu said while the government of President Muhammadu Buhari wants all children in school, “we don’t want to create panic or a backlash”.
He said due consultations will be made with relevant agencies before any action is taken.
“The abrogation of the Almajiri (Qur’anic learning system associated with begging on economic and religious grounds peculiar to some Northern states) system of education remains an objective but there is no immediate ban of it by the Buhari Administration,” Shehu said.