Greener Journal of Social Sciences Vol. 3 (1), pp. 033-038, January 2013
ISSN: 2276-7800 © 2011 Greener Journals
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 @ yahoo.com
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.