Mrs Alao graduated with B.Sc (Hons) and M.Sc (Architecture) from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. She also holds a Master Degree in Public Administration from the University of Ilorin. She is an alumnus of the Advanced Management and Leadership Programme of University of Oxford Business School. She is a member of Nigeria Institute of Architects. She has served the Nation in various capacities which included Sole Administrator/Chairman, Ilorin South Local Government, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Land & Housing, Kwara State, Honourable Minister of State for Education, Minister of State for Health, and Honourable Minister of Environment, Housing and Urban Development. She is the director, Tham Girl-Child Foundation. She joined the Board in January 2009.