The Oyo state pilgrims board has disclosed that 779 pilgrims will be participating in the 2022 pilgrimage from the state.
Their travelling bags and other materials needed were presented to the intending pilgrims at the state Hajj Camp in Olodo, Ibadan, on Sunday.
Professor Sayed Malik, chairman of the Oyo State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board urged the intending pilgrims to adhere strictly to the rules and regulations guiding hajj operation in the Holy Land.
The chairman said that the first batch of the state intending pilgrims would depart Ibadan on Thursday for Lagos, where they would be transported to Saudi Arabia by 8:00 a.m on Friday.
Mr Malik added that Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State would be expected to bid the intending pilgrims farewell on Wednesday at the state Hajj Camp in Olodo Ibadan.