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Knowledge management (KM) has become an integral and invaluable asset to organisational productivity in the 21st century. Observations have, however, shown that many organisations in Nigeria do not have knowledge management system (KMS) and do no practise KM; and in cases where KM practices exist, there seems to be indifference on the part of members in using the KMS. Perhaps, this could be due to lack of adequate awareness about the importance of KM practices and or the KM tools required for its effective take-up. This study, therefore, seeks to highlight and examine KMS and the tools required for effective KM take-up and activities in organisations in Nigeria. The methodology for the study was qualitative; relevant literature on the subject matter were reviewed. Findings from the reviewed literature showed that, despite the monolithic roles KM practices have on organisational output and productivity; developing nations like Nigeria have not adequately embraced its practices. Therefore, it is recommended that more research, writings and other fora like seminars and workshops, should be used to raise awareness about KM practices and that the formalised bureaucratic posture of organisations toward KM should be revamped to enable members up their willingness to create, share, receive and use knowledge.