This work focuses on the effect of small scale enterprises on poverty alleviation in FCT: A case study of Gwagwalada Area Council. Poverty has been a recurring phenomena in Nigeria such that majority of her population live below the poverty line of one dollar per day. To this effect, this study, seeks to find out what are impact SMEs has on poverty reduction specifically in the FCT.
Two basic data were used, which includes primary and secondary sources was used. Secondary data were gathered by consulting some books, journals related to the subject matter while for the primary data, survey method was used. A sample of 75 respondents was selected from Gwagwalada Area Council.
Base on the review on the documented source and analysis of primary data, it was concluded that poverty persist in the FCT due to lack of infrastructure, constrained access to credit, poor implementation of products, procurement problems and insufficient demand for products.
This study therefore recommended that adequate credit need to be made available at a very low rate for small scale industries, there is the need to have adequate information on the sub-sector to enhance planning, policy design and evaluation, the problems of infrastructural deficiencies need to be tackled with a view to enhancing the performance of small scale industries in FCT.