Distributive Justice Case Study

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Oral Interview
Interview Question 1: What do you understand by distributive justice?
Sir Chief Lawrence Egunjobi, a retired Principal and Community Leader, described distributive justice as doing what is right and just to all without discrimination. By “what is right”, he meant an attempt to satisfy everybody without fear of favour. He believed that when everyone is taken care of without any bias and discrimination, distributive justice has been achieved. Mr Clement Olowolayemo, a project Director at Ekiti Ministry of Works and Community Development, explained distributive justice as giving fair treatment to individuals in the distribution of the resources of the State. He explained further that when everybody and all communities are considered
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Mrs Beatrice Adewole, health personnel, agreed with Clement Olowolayemo when she said: “distributive justice is the fair distribution of common good, public benefits and burdens” (8th September, 2016). She believed that when common good, public benefits and burdens are distributed fairly, then distributive justice is practiced. Lady Elizabeth Ayodele, a Vice Principal in one of the government secondary schools in Ekiti State described distributive justice thus: “The concept of distributive justice is concerned with fair and equal distribution of goods, wealth and resources to individuals and communities without fear or favour” (28th September, 2016). This description also agreed with the opinion of Sir Peter Ayodele. For him, distributive justice meant fair distribution of the State’s resources objectively without partiality. However, Mrs Victoria Oribamise, an Accountant at Ikole Local Government Area, stated that distributive justice was like ‘garbage in garbage out’, meaning that for the distribution of …show more content…
Charles Atoki, the Secretary of Ekiti Catholic Diocese, had a different view from the description of Victoria Oribamise. He believed that “distributive justice is said to take place whenever the available resources of a State or society are distributed according to the need of the people. He further emphasized that the need of the people or communities ought to be the determining factor for evaluating distributive justice. Lady Victoria Egunjobi, a retiree from civil service, explained distributive justice as “the best way to distribute goods without any prejudice” (12th September, 2016). She stressed further that no bias should be entertained or allowed to come in whenever distributive justice is mentioned. Similarly, Miss Ted Osagu, a student of Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti, described distributive justice as the “fair and impartial distribution of wealth and resources, and when the resources, social amenities and infrastructure, goods and services, are distributed fairly and impartially, then distributive justice is said to have been attained” (18th September, 2016). Master James Adeolu, a student of Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, shared similar opinion with Victoria Egunjobi and Ted Osagu in his description of distributive justice: “It is distributing available goods and burdens to people without any partiality” (15th September,

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