Dr. (Mrs) Oludara Folashade Folashayo was born in Lagos on the 14th of September, 1966. An indigene of Lagos; She studied Medicine at the Obafemi Awolowo University , Ile-Ife , Osun State, where she was awarded the Medical Certificate of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) in 1991. She was also awarded Master in Public Health Certificate at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), College of Medicine University of Lagos in 1998.
On graduation as a doctor in 1991, she had her housemanship at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi Araba between November 1991 and November 1992 and went through rotational internship in Surgery, Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Internal Medicine. From March 1993 to January 1994, she did her National Youth Service Corp posting at the Surulere General Hospital (formerly Randle Health Centre), Lagos State.
Dr. (Mrs) Oludara began her Civil Service career at the Department of Medical Administration, Training and Programs, Lagos State Ministry of Health as a Medical Officer I in October, 2001. She had since progressed in her career as a Senior Medical Officer and Principal Medical Officer I & II and then Chief Medical Officer in the same Ministry. She had also worked in the Department of Planning, Research and Statistics and Family Health and Nutrition before she was appointed as the Director in Charge of Family Health & Nutrition in December, 2014; a position she occupies to date.
She had served as Chairman and member of various health sector programmes and policy implementation committees including the Lagos State Health Sector Development Partners Forum; Core Technical Committee on Integrated Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Strategy and Hospital Monitoring Committee amongst others.
Dr. Oludara is married and her marriage is blessed with three children. She likes reading, listening to gospel music and cooking.