In the presence of Christophe Mirmand, Prefect of the Alpes-Maritimes, Eric Ciotti, MP – Chairman of the General Council, Anne Bocquet, Prefect and DGS of the Metropolis and City of Nice, Mr Christian Estrosi extended his best wishes to agents of the Métropole and the State, the City of Nice, the CCAS and Côte d’Azur Habitat, on behalf of the 46 mayors of the Nice Côte d’Azur Metropole and his elected City Council.
Christian Estrosi said that all eyes were turned onto the Métropole Nice Côte d’Azur, the first Métropole in France with 46 (and soon 49) municipalities, providing a great territory of France, known and respected for its innovation, its territorial organisation and its development prospects. He expressed the wish that this momentum can continue with the support of all the agents of which he praised the dedication. Christian Estrosi wished to express his gratitude and pride to 11,000 agents: “If, in 2013, Nice and the Metropolis will be on all screens, in the hearts of all, everywhere around the world, it will first thanks to you! Together we will make 2013 a year one of the most outstanding in the history of Nice and the Metropolis ” Mr. Estrosi said before expressing his hope that “the year 2013 be exceptional, beautiful, memorable, for the people fo Nice and to all the inhabitants of the metropolis!”.
Christian Estrosi announced his will to see agents appropriate the achievements of the City and the Metropolis by inviting them, in particular, to testify their signature in a location that will be devoted to them in the Allianz Riviera stadium.
At the end of the ceremony, the Deputy Mayor of Nice offered the audience a Brazilian gala with the live show “Brazil Brazil”, a feast of dance, percussions and foootball which delighted the packed Nikaïa Hall. This show offered on stage the best capoeiristas in the world, stars of the Brazilian delegation at the closing ceremony of the London Olympics in 2012. This unique company of dancers and fabulous Brazilian athletes was accompanied by the “Rhythm Carnival Band” which offers the best of Brazilian samba and funk.
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