Farida Tukur is a pharmacist with the Federal Ministry of Health in Nigeria. 

Farida has been working for the government for over a decade and has had the privilege of serving in hospital, administrative and policy-making settings.

She is a Fellow of the West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacists and has a Master's in Pharmacology, a Postgraduate Diploma in Education and certificates in Project Management and Leadership and Management in Health. 

Currently, Farida works with a number of ministries, agencies, departments and development partners from the USA and Europe to develop and implement policies geared towards improving access and availability of controlled medicines for medical and scientific purposes, while preventing diversion to illicit use. 

Her particular area of interest is mental health promotion, particularly for vulnerable groups like women and children in a bid to curb the rising menace of substance abuse in Nigeria. 

Farida is a Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholar.