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Greener Journal of  Social Sciences Vol. 3 (1), pp. 033-038, January 2013

  ISSN: 2276-7800 © 2011 GJSS

Research Paper

Manuscript Number: 112012274


Justice, Equality and Peace: The Necessary Tripod for National Development


Ayeni Matthew Adedeji


Department of Educational Foundations and Management, Faculty of Education, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria


Email: dr_ayeni2006 @


The development of any nation depends on how she handles, manages, coordinates and regulates the tripod concepts of justice, equality and peace. The three concepts work in tandem. The principle of justice simply explained is to give each person, or group of persons whether weak or strong what is his/her due and to demand the contribution of each on the basis of equal contribution. Equality in the same vein focuses on treating equals equally and unequal’s unequally. Peace, which serves as the end result of the first two, is connected with a situation where there is no war, no crisis or fighting; it is a pleasant situation that encourages positive thinking. This paper examines justice, equality and peace as the necessary conditions for national development with particular reference to Nigeria.

Keywords: Justice, Equality, Peace, Development.

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