His refusal to give an account of his stewardship has annoyed the lawmakers.

They believe having him in police custody would be the first step in their attempt to earn justice.

The order was issued on Tuesday after the former governor failed to honour several invitations to appear before the panel.

The House, last week, gave the former governor up till Tuesday to show-up.

He was required to appear for questioning regarding his role in the award of the state airport multi-billion naira airport contract.

The project was commissioned by Dakingari’s administration but the legislators are now investigating a report that the contract was inflated by N6.4 billion.

During Tuesday’s sitting, the Speaker, Samaila Kamba informed members that the Clerk of the House had confirmed to him that Dakingari did not appear as expected.

Following this, a member from Bunza constituency, Aminu Bunza raised a motion for his arrest to compel him to appear before the house.

He said: “We have given him all the available opportunity to appear before us. We had invited him on two occasions but he didn’t honour our invitation. For this we should issue arrest warrant on him.”

His motion was seconded by the Deputy Speaker, Muhammadu Alieru and, thereafter, passed unanimously.

The Speaker said: “We have decided to issue arrest warrant on the former governor through the Commissioner of Police.”

If arrested, he would become the most recent former state governor to be facing corruption charges after Adamawa's, Bala James Ngilari and Niger state's, Babangida Aliyu.