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The familes of the ten corps members killed in the post election riots that rocked most states in the North after the April 16 presidentail election have each been promised N5million by the Federal Government.
President Goodluck Jonathan who announced the gesture also said the names of the deceased would be permanently immortalized as an enduring source of inspiration to all.
The corps members are Adewumi Paul, Ekiti, Okeoma Okechukwu Chibudom, Imo, Ukazeone Amsalem Chukwunonyere, Imo, Olawale Tosin, Kogi, Akonye Ibrahim Sule, Kogi, Gbejo Ebenizar Ayotunde, Osun, Adeniyi Kehinde Jelil, Osun, Anyanwu Agnes, Imo, Okpokori Obina, Imo and Adohe Elliot, Bayelsa.
These gestures, the president said are not meant to compensate for the lives lost or for disabilities suffered, adding no amount of recognition can adequately compensate for the deep void that their passing away has created in the individual families.
The token according to him is the country's way of demonstrating its appreciation for the great sacrifice which these young patriots have made in the national cause.
President Jonathan also used the opportunity to warn that the culture of impunity must stop in this country.